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Columbia Slip and Fall Lawyer

When you leave your home and enter a public space or business, you travel through property that belongs to another person or entity. You likely expect that property to be safe as you walk along sidewalks and aisles. But all of a sudden, you fall and are in pain.

Slip-and-fall accidents are an all-too-common occurrence at businesses and in other public places in Columbia. If you or a loved one was injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may deserve compensation for your resulting injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. To determine this, you must speak with a Tennessee personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Hughes & Coleman law firm in Columbia, Tennessee, knows that a slip-and-fall accident can turn your life upside down. We fight for the rights of our clients, starting with a thorough free consultation. In fact, we work on a contingency fee basis, so if you don’t recover compensation for your injuries, you don’t owe us a thing. 

With no risk and the possibility of a high reward, you have nothing to lose by calling for your free consultation today. Fill out our contact form or call to speak with a qualified Columbia attorney who compassionately advocates for each and every client. Call us at (931) 203-8387.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents are under the umbrella of personal injury cases – specifically, premises liability law. This refers to the liability a property owner may incur if an injury occurs on his or her premises due to an unsafe condition. Some common causes of slip and fall injuries on another’s property include slippery surfaces due to winter weather, or obstacles that weren’t corrected before someone was invited on to the property. 

One example of a premises liability case might be: You walk into a store and the parking lot was not sufficiently cleared of ice, so you slip and injure yourself. Another example could be if there were some construction equipment, such as a ladder, blocking part of an aisle or walkway, causing you to trip and hurt yourself. 

Not all injuries on someone else’s property count as a basis for a premises liability case. Your eligibility depends on numerous factors, including your purpose for being on the property, the type of property it is, and when the accident occurred. The best way to know whether your slip-and-fall accident could lead to financial recovery in a personal injury lawsuit would be to speak to a qualified attorney.

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What You Need to Prove Regarding Your Slip-and-Fall Accident

In order to prove your premises liability case, you need to determine four elements:

  1. Duty – The property owner must have had a duty to make sure that you were safe on the property
  2. Breach – The property owner failed to do his or her duty either by action or inaction
  3. Causation – Your injuries were caused as a direct result of the property owner’s breach of duty
  4. Damages – You incurred damages in the form of physical injuries that required medical treatment

If you can prove these four elements in your slip and fall case, you will likely be able to recover a financial settlement from the property owner. Of course, each case is unique, and we aren’t able to guarantee any recovery. 

However, our contingency fee arrangement means that we only get paid if you do. You have nothing to risk by pursuing a personal injury claim with a Hughes & Coleman lawyer. We will give you advice on how to have the best chances of recovery and we will answer your questions every step of the way.

What to Do After a Fall

After you are injured on someone else’s property, it is vital that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. That medical documentation can form the basis for your claim. Additionally, you should not speak to the owner or his or her insurance company about the incident until you seek legal counsel. 

It’s also important that you avoid delaying your claim unnecessarily. There is a time limit on premises liability cases, which means that if you go past a certain period of time after your accident, you won’t be able to claim anything for the injuries that occurred on someone else’s property. Speak to a slip and fall lawyer about your accident as soon as possible.

Columbia, Tennessee Slip and Fall Attorneys Who Care

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, we care about our Maury County clients who have suffered a slip-and-fall accident and subsequent injuries. The team at our law firm knows that such an event can turn your world upside down, with medical bills and lost wages from work. The last thing you should have to worry about is dealing with insurance companies and fighting with property owners. 

That’s where we come in. We take care of all of those things so that you can focus on what’s really important – getting better. Contact us for your free consultation today by filling out our contact form or calling. A Columbia slip and fall team member is waiting to talk to you at (931) 203-8387.

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