Manchester Premises Liability Attorneys
When you are injured as the result of a property owner's negligence, our attorneys help you get the compensation you need to recover.
When personal injuries occur in another person’s home or at a grocery store, restaurant, shopping plaza, or other public place, the property owner may be liable for the damages you suffer. At the Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart , we are here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim. While often referred to as ‘accidents,’ the fact is that these incidents that lead to injuries often occur as the result of the negligence of the property owner, manager, or their employees.
Premises liability cases involve many different types of situations, but slips, trips, and falls are among the most common. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) , slips and falls are responsible for more than eight million hospital emergency room visits each year and are a leading cause of disability. They can occur as the result of problems such as wet or slippery floors, uneven walkways or paving stones, cluttered aisles, poor lighting, and a lack of handrails.
At the Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, our Manchester premises liability attorneys represent victims in these cases, who often end up suffering serious injuries. Other types of cases we represent in which property owners may be held accountable include:
● Getting struck by or against falling objects;
● Falling from unguarded heights;
● Being exposed to hazardous materials or dangerous chemicals;
● Negligent security, in which you fall prey to a crime as the result of the owner not taking the proper precautions.
Any of the above situations can leave you suffering serious injuries. Even a minor slip and fall or other type of ‘accident’ can prevent you from working and may require expensive medical care, while leaving you suffering ongoing disabilities. At the Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, we help you get the compensation you are entitled to in these types of cases. Common types of injuries suffered by clients we represent include:
● Serious cuts, puncture wounds, lacerations, and burns;
● Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle or tendon strains and sprains;
● Back and neck injuries, such as slipped or herniated discs and damage to the spinal cord;
● Head injuries, which can result in concussion and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Under the Tennessee Statutes (Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-34-208) , property owners are generally not liable for injuries suffered by trespassers on their property or uninvited guests. However, when you are injured in an office building, store, a neighbor’s home, or some other public place, they property owners can be held responsible for failing to properly maintain the property or for failing to warn you that a dangerous condition exists.
At the Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, we act as a strong legal advocate on your side when you suffer injuries as the result of another person’s negligence. Request a consultation to discuss your case and contact our Manchester premises liability attorneys today.