Chattanooga Personal Injury Lawyers
Striving to Hold Negligent People & Companies Accountable
Accidents happen all the time but, in most cases, personal injury cases
come from the negligence of another individual or entity. Negligence occurs
when someone else—whether it’s an individual person, a business,
a manufacturer, or some other entity—either fails to do something
a reasonable person would have done in that situation or does something
that a reasonable person would not have done in the same situation.
There are two circumstances in which your odds of winning your personal
injury case look better:
- The property owner or their employee knew of the dangerous condition or
uneven walking surface, but this has to be a reasonable and easily identifiable
hazard. There is also the matter of whether the defendant could have fixed
the hazard beforehand.
- The property owner or their employee actually caused the hazardous condition
and it could have reasonably been seen as a dangerous condition where
someone might slip and fall.
It all comes down to liability. If you can prove the owner or their employees
should have recognized the hazard, and you were completely at no fault
for the accident, you may have a fighting chance. Because most businesses
take great care to avoid these types of claims and lawsuits, though, it
is unlikely you’ll win a slip and fall case.
At Speek, Turner & Newkirk PLLC, we understand how challenging it can
be to keep up with your job, your medical visits, your bills, and your
health after a serious accident or injury. Our Chattanooga personal injury
attorneys believe that negligent parties should be held accountable, and
we work tirelessly to help our injured clients fight for the full compensation
they are owed.
To discuss your situation with an Chattanooga personal injury lawyer at
our firm, call
(423) 799-3030 or
submit an online contact form. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential.