The Hartsoe Law Firm represents individuals who have been injured on the premises or property of another in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee. Premises liability includes slip and fall cases and inadequate security cases. Injuries occur at restaurants, at work, at public places and in private homes. When an accident causing injury occurs in these locations you have a right to seek fair compensation for your injuries from the negligent party and/or their insurance company. Property owners in Tennessee have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition and can be held responsible for injuries suffered by a person if they fail to take appropriate steps to maintain their property. Mr. Hartsoe has represented clients who have been injured and killed in restaurants due to unsafe conditions or spills that the restaurant knew about but failed to take appropriate steps to correct. If a business owner is aware of a dangerous condition or creates a dangerous condition on their property and does not take steps to fix or warn of the condition, they may be financially responsible for the injuries caused by the dangerous conditions. Sometimes referred to as “slip and fall” accidents, many of these cases result from wet floors caused by spills, unsafe building, inadequate lighting, inadequately maintained steps and defectively maintained consumer attractions. In addition to liability in these areas, landowners can also be held responsible for dog bites/animal attacks. Mr. Hartsoe is experienced in handling dog bite cases and the dog serious injuries that are commonly caused by these attacks.Injured Tourists
Mr. Hartsoe commonly works with referral attorneys on a co-counsel basis concerning the injuries sustained by tourists who have visited the East Tennessee area. Numerous tourists are injured every year in the cities and towns surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend, Tennessee. Guests to the area are injured by inadequately maintained rental cabins, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions such as go-cart tracks, putt-putt golf courses and other shopping venues. Mr. Hartsoe has significant experience in premises liability area. Call the Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. to evaluate your Tennessee Premises Liability case today at (865) 524-5657. Under Tennessee law, the type of damages you are entitled to recover in a premises liability case include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Permanent disability, if any
- And other related damages: emotional distress, loss of consortium, lost travel expenses, other expenses
It is important to take steps to photograph the dangerous area where the injury occurred. Photos taken after the dangerous condition has been fixed are not admissible into court.