When bad things happen to Tennessee residents, individuals expect that action will be taken to fix the problem. No time is this more true than when individuals suffer a personal injury at the hands of another person. The injured individuals want action taken to fix the problem, not only as a way of providing relief to the injured person, but also in order to avoid future incidents that could injure other people.
As discussed recently in this blog, there can be legal issues when property owners fix problems that caused injuries to individuals on the property. In a negligence case, there can be questions that arise as to whether evidence of those remedial measures is admissible at trial.
This question needs to be resolved on a case-by-case basis, because different factors can lead to a different answer in each case. However, whether those actions taken by the negligent property owner are admissible as evidence in a particular case or not, it often remains an important goal for injured persons to make sure that the dangerous property condition gets fixed. Otherwise, more people can get hurt in the future by the same dangerous property condition.
Of course, fixing the dangerous property condition is just one goal that can be obtained through a premises liability action. Another primary goal is for the injured person to receive monetary compensation from the negligent property owner, both to hold the property owner accountable for not keeping his or her premises safe, and to help the injured party deal with the medical expenses and other financial demands that come with a serious injury.
Our firm has years of experience in helping clients realize these and other goals. We work closely with our clients to determine what their particular goals are after an injury, and what the best strategy may be to achieve those goals. We can then advocate vigorously on behalf of our clients, whether through settlement negotiations or trial, to try to obtain the best result we can in each case. For more information on how our firm can help pursue a premises liability claim, please visit our website or give us a call.