Trustworthy Chattanooga Slip and Fall Attorneys Represent Your Best Interests
Offering comprehensive representation for complicated premises liability claims
One of the main causes of injuries on other people’s property is slip and fall accidents. Caused by hazards like icy sidewalks, slippery floors, or poorly maintained stairs, slip and falls can lead to serious injuries. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe, and when they fail in that duty, you may have cause for legal recourse.
For generations, Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law have been assisting residents of the greater Chattanooga area in recovering damages after a slip and fall accident. These incidences can be stressful for the injured victim and the family. Our qualified Chattanooga slip and fall attorneys work to relieve some of that frustration and help you move on from this overwhelming ordeal.
What are the basics of slip and fall accident law?
Slip and fall, or trip and fall, accidents operate under premises liability law. Thus, you and your legal team need to prove that the property owner or manager was negligent and legally responsible for your injuries.
Throughout the state, property owners and managers have a duty of care to visitors on their properties to do their best to prevent harm. Proving negligence means demonstrating that the defendant breached this duty, and that breach directly or proximately caused your injuries. We then need to show that you sustained actual, quantifiable damages.
In the case of premises liability law, you will also need to establish that either the dangerous condition:
- Was caused or created by the property owner, operator, or an agent; OR
- That the owner had actual or constructive notice of the hazard and failed to correct it
There also must be an element of foreseeability, meaning the owner could potentially foresee that the hazard could be harmful.
All visitors to a property – whether they were invited or not – are owed a reasonable duty of care. However, there are some exceptions when it comes to trespassers. For a discovered trespasser, there is a duty to warn or make safe from artificial dangerous conditions that are not open and obvious. To all other trespassers, there is a duty to not willfully and wantonly injure them. (TN Code § 29-34-208 (2016))
Chattanooga slip and fall lawyers fighting for you
If you or a member of your family has been hurt and you would like to move forward with a claim, our team is up to the challenge. We have helped many families recover medical expenses and additional damages after slip and fall accidents derailed their lives. Find out how Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law can best serve your needs. Please contact our experienced Chattanooga personal injury lawyers online, or give us a call at 423-756-7923. We serve clients in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN, in North Georgia, and all the surrounding counties.