Slip and Fall Attorney

Nashville Slip and Fall Attorneys

Help when you slip and fall on dangerous property in Nashville

When proper precautions are not taken to maintain safe premises, accidents are bound to happen. Failure to install handrails; failure to use signs to inform the public of a wet floor; improper marking, painting, and signage; failure to repair defects (like potholes) in concrete, tile, and asphalt; and other construction errors are examples of negligence. While a slip and fall injury may seem like no big deal, many result in serious injury, including broken bones, spinal injuries, and even head trauma and brain injuries. A Nashville slip and fall lawyer can help you determine if you have a personal injury claim.

If you are injured by the negligence of another, call Rocky McElhaney Law Firm today. Our Nashville slip and fall attorneys have extensive experience holding stores, hotels, restaurants, property owners, government agencies, hospitals, and other negligent parties responsible for injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents throughout the state of Tennessee.

"When I was a teenager, Dad got hurt. Insurance company wouldn't pay. We lost our house. But, Dad got a lawyer and we got justice. That's the moment I decided to become an attorney. As a lawyer, I have dedicated my life to helping injury victims."

~ Rocky

What types of hazards lead to slip and fall accidents?

Commercial properties have a variety of hazards that can lead to slip and fall accidents. Some of these hazards include:

  • Wet floors
  • Poor lighting
  • Snow or ice
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Spills or debris
  • Potholes
  • Improperly marked speed bumps and curbs
  • Uneven or missing stairs
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Negligent security
  • Poorly-maintained stairs, sidewalks, and parking lots
  • ADA violations
  • Construction errors
  • Torn or loose carpeting

What are common slip and fall injuries?

Although some slip and falls result in minor injuries that heal up quickly, others result in severe physical trauma that can cause long-term or permanent disability. In fact, the CDC reports three million older Americans receive emergency room treatment each year due to fall injuries, and one out of every five falls “causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.” They also note that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Some of the types of slip and fall injury cases our premises liability attorneys work on here at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm include:

After a slip and fall accident, it’s important to know what to do in order to protect both your physical health and your legal rights.

What should I do after a Nashville slip and fall accident?

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, there are a few things you can do to help your slip and fall attorney win your case. The most important of these is to immediately take photographs of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries. It’s vital to preserve the evidence of the conditions that caused your accident. In Tennessee, if the conditions are repaired and you don’t have any photos of them, there may be no way to prove the conditions ever existed.

Do not give a recorded interview with the insurance company. Remember, no matter what they say, the insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible. They are working against you.

How do I know if I have a Nashville slip and fall case?

Generally, you have a slip and fall claim when another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct directly led to your accident and injuries. This can include their actions or inactions. Proving negligence requires demonstrating that the liable parties had a responsibility to keep you safe. Liable parties can include owners of establishments like shops, restaurants, amusement parks, office buildings, and other properties – all of whom owe their visitors and guests a duty of care.

A successful Nashville slip and fall accident claim proves:

  • A party owed you a duty of care
  • They breached that duty of care
  • That breach directly caused you injury
  • Your injury caused you losses, like medical bills and lost paychecks

Our slip and fall attorneys in Nashville work to prove your case through collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and talking with your medical team to understand the true extent of your injuries.

How much is my Nashville slip and fall claim worth?

Our experienced slip and fall attorneys and legal team bring in experts to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, potentially including:

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we fight for every penny to which you’re entitled for your injuries and losses. Talk to our slip and fall lawyers today about the specific details of your case.

Do you have a slip and fall attorney near me?

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has two offices in Nashville: one at 545 Mainstream Dr., Suite 105 and one at 615 Main Street, B21. We also have state-of-the-art offices in Hendersonville and Clarksville. If you are too injured or ill to come to our offices, we can make home and hospital visits. We also offer phone or video consultations.

Call our experienced Nashville slip and fall lawyers today

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Rocky McElhaney Law Firm today at 615-425-2500 or fill out our contact form. Our slip and fall attorneys have the resources and experience to get you the compensation you deserve. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we fight for you! Serving clients in Nashville, Hendersonville, Clarksville, and throughout Tennessee.