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Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents on Public Sidewalks?

by David Peel on January 15, 2014

Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents on Public Sidewalks?A person who slips and falls on a public sidewalk may wish to recover for the injuries he receives. However, before the person can recover, someone needs to have been negligent. It is also important to know who a person can bring a lawsuit against to recover damages.

In slip and fall cases, the person needs to prove that a property owner or municipality was negligent. In order to prove negligence, the person needs to show that there was an unsafe condition on the public sidewalk. Then, the person needs to prove that the property owner or the municipality knew or should have known that the sidewalk was unsafe.

In some municipalities in Tennessee, the property owner has a duty to maintain and repair the sidewalk. If this is the case, the injured person may be able to bring a lawsuit against the property owner. However, the person will still need to prove that the property owner was negligent before he can recover damages.

Also, in some municipalities in Tennessee, the municipality has the duty to maintain and repair the sidewalk. If this is the case, the injured person may be able to bring a lawsuit against the municipality. However, the person will need to give the municipality notice about what happened and his allegation that the municipality was negligent. And, the person will still need to prove that the municipality was negligent before he can recover any damages.

If you or someone you know is interested in more information on slip and falls on public sidewalks, please contact Mr. Peel through is website PeelLawFirm.com. Mr. Peel focuses on personal injury. He is very involved in the Christian community and is often invited to speak to various groups. He practices in West Tennessee and has an office in Millington, Tennessee.

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