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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

You may have a valid premises liability claim if you suffer an injury caused by a hazard on someone’s property. A premises liability accident lawyer from NST Law in Nashville can help you seek compensation for your injuries. We can file your premises liability claim and provide knowledgeable legal counsel to guide you through every step of the process.

Suppose you fell on a slippery floor at a Nashville business and suffered an injury. Or maybe your landlord failed to repair a broken stairway, causing you a serious injury. These types of personal injury accidents fall under premises liability law, which places a legal duty on property owners and businesses to keep their premises free from hazards for visitors. Premises liability claims can be complex. A trusted premises accident lawyer can help you get justice and get you through this difficult time.

The legal team at NST Law has attorneys specializing in premises liability accident claims in Nashville. The first step in pursuing a successful claim is arranging a free consultation with a knowledgeable local lawyer. NST Law can answer your questions, explain the laws governing your case, and advise you on your next steps. You have limited time to file your claim, so do not delay.

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NST Law: Your Trusted Partner in Nashville Premises Liability Accident Cases

NST Law has local knowledge and the legal experience to navigate the complex field of premises liability laws in Nashville, TN. With an office conveniently located in the Hillsboro West End neighborhood of Nashville, our office is a short ride from I-440 and downtown. NST Law’s Nashville personal injury lawyers can help you with your premises liability case.

Our 32-year history of successfully achieving top results has garnered significant praise from our clients. Our attorneys have secured favorable premises liability verdicts and settlements that have brought justice to our clients and helped make Nashville properties safer for everyone.

We have recovered more than $2 billion for clients since opening our doors in 1990. Our reputation is built on years of relentless advocacy, attention to detail, compassionate service, and an unwavering commitment to our clients.

Premises Liability Accidents in Nashville

A premises liability accident in Nashville can take many forms, from a slip and fall to an injury caused by inadequate security. Here are some facts about premises liability in Nashville:

  • Premises liability is a broad area of Tennessee law under which property owners and managers can be held liable for injuries caused by hazards on their properties.
  • Premises liability is based on negligence. Tennessee law requires that property owners and managers exercise reasonable care to protect guests and visitors from dangerous conditions on the premises. 
  • If a property owner or manager created or knew about a hazard on their property and failed to take reasonable steps to address it, they may be liable for any resulting injuries.  
  • The most common premises liability accidents are slip and falls.
  • Under Tennessee law, business owners also have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable harm from criminal activity, including robbery, assault, rape, and kidnapping. 
  • Pursuing a legal claim may be the only way to afford the cost of your medical treatment and reimburse you for lost wages during your recovery.

Premises Liability Accident Legal Services From NST Law

NST Law offers a full suite of legal services to make your experience as smooth as possible, including:

  • Free initial consultations: We will analyze your case and outline your legal options and next steps.
  • Diverse legal team: NST Law has attorneys with deep experience in many areas of personal injury law, from workers’ compensation to wrongful death claims. We provide comprehensive, holistic legal representation that addresses your case’s nuances.
  • Local knowledge: The attorneys at NST Law understand Nashville’s local ordinances and regulations and their impact on premises liability cases. Their in-depth knowledge of Tennessee’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including premises liability injuries, allows you to rest easy in their knowledge of your filing deadlines.
  • Hospital recommendations: Depending on your injuries, NST Law offers information on the best hospitals in Nashville.
  • Evidence gathering: NST Law’s team is skilled at gathering evidence to support your case.
  • Skilled negotiators: Let NST Law handle all negotiations with insurers and the opposition to secure the maximum settlement possible.
  • Courtroom representation: If your premises liability case proceeds to court, NST Law’s attorneys are experienced litigators who will fight aggressively and tirelessly for your rights in court.

NST Law uses a personalized approach to Nashville premises liability accidents, tailoring legal services to address challenges unique to your case. From slip-and-fall accidents at a local honky-tonk on Broadway to injuries sustained due to inadequate apartment complex security, NST Law can help you pursue the damages you deserve.

Guiding You Through Nashville's Premises Liability Accident Legal Process

When you’ve been injured by a premises liability accident, it is important to understand the process of pursuing your case in Nashville. You can follow these steps to guide you through the legal process:

  • Initial consultation: Arrange a free consultation to gauge the strength of your claim and explore your options. NST Law’s consultations are confidential and commitment-free.
  • Investigation and evidence gathering: Your attorney will thoroughly investigate and collect the necessary evidence to support your claim.
  • Insurance negotiations: If the business owner responsible for your injuries has premises liability insurance, NST Law can negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf.
  • Timely claim filing: Submit your claim before your statute of limitations expires. NST Law can help you determine your filing deadlines and file your claim promptly.
  • Settlement negotiations: Your premises liability accident lawyer in Nashville can negotiate on your behalf to recover fair compensation.
  • Litigation: If settlement negotiations fail, NST Law will represent you in court using the evidence our team has gathered.

When filing a premises liability claim in Nashville, there are several issues you must consider, including:

  • Tennessee’s negligence rule: Tennessee courts rely on a modified comparative negligence rule to determine fault in premises liability accidents in Nashville. You may recover compensation from another party if you share less than 50 percent of the fault for the accident.
  • Tennessee’s duty of care: Nashville’s property owners have a legal duty to maintain a safe environment. To succeed in a premises liability claim in Nashville, you must prove that the accident was foreseeable and preventable.
  • Your filing deadline: If you fail to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, the court will bar you from recovering compensation. You have one year to file a premises liability claim under Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-104.

Who Is at Fault in a Premises Liability Accident in Nashville?

Liable parties in a premises liability case can include the following:

  • Property owners
  • Landlords
  • Business owners 
  • Government entities
  • Property managers
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Securing Compensation for Nashville Premises Liability Accident Victims

Accident victims can seek the following types of damages in an insurance claim or premises liability lawsuit:

  • Economic damages: These cover the quantifiable costs of your injuries, such as medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and property damage expenses.
  • Non-economic damages: These include less quantifiable impacts on your life, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering. 
  • Punitive damages: Although rare, courts may award these damages to punish the liable party and deter similar behavior. To recover punitive damages, you must provide clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted maliciously, intentionally, fraudulently, or recklessly. Tennessee caps punitive damages at twice the compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater.

NST Law: Premises Liability Accident Lawyers You Can Trust

NST Law has experience working with the unique aspects of premises liability accidents in Nashville. With our track record of successful results, you can turn to our seasoned attorneys to help explain your legal options and protect your right to recover compensation. 

If you have been a victim of an accident on someone else’s property, a premises liability accident lawyer at NST Law can help. Contact us today.


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Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-235-0766

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Client Successes
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.