Maryville Slip and Fall Attorneys Helping the Injured in East Tennessee

Most people do not see a visit to a public or private place as a high-risk event. Yet when owners or other responsible individuals do not maintain safe premises, accidents happen, often with serious consequences. The law holds certain parties responsible for maintaining safe premises but the challenge of proving negligence requires assistance from experienced slip and fall attorneys.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents account for more than one million hospital emergency room visits annually. And 22 percent of these accidents keep victims away from work for more than 31 days due to the severity of the injuries. I am Maryville slip and fall lawyer Kevin W. Shepherd, and I have nearly two decades of experience helping individuals pursue compensation for the full costs related to their injuries.

How slip and fall accidents happen

Property owners’ failure to remove hazards that visitors do not see results in accidents such as the following:

  • Tripping on loose carpeting
  • Slipping on a wet patch of flooring
  • Falling on a poorly-lit step
  • Falling into a parking lot pot hole
  • Slipping on ice outside the door

If you sustain injuries from such an accident, the property owners may want you to remain on the scene for questioning about the accident. They may even want you to sign statements but your first priority involves seeking medical attention. Do not answer questions, do not sign any paperwork and, after you see a doctor, seek the assistance of our personal injury lawyers who have the experience to deal with property owners and their lawyers.

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries

Sometimes a slip and fall accident causes little more than minor cuts and contusions. However, the violence of these incidents can result in injuries that temporarily or permanently disable victims, such as the following:

With injuries like these, you can incur many expenses beyond the costs of medical treatment and physical therapy, including lost time from work and paying to hire someone to care for your home and family during your recovery. As an experienced slip and fall attorney in Maryville, I work with skilled medical professionals to identify the expenses you can expect in the future so that we can determine the full value of your claim.

For a free consultation, contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer in Maryville

If you are injured due to unsafe public or private premises, you may be questioned by the property’s owners during the time when you cannot think clearly and you need to see a doctor. To protect your rights, save your statements for slip and fall lawyers in Maryville who can help develop an effective claim. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with a slip and fall attorney at Shepherd and Associates, P.C., call 865-225-9655 or fill out the contact form on this website.

I handle slip and fall accident claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until I successfully obtain compensation for you.