A woman sits at a hospital with a leg cast on after a slip and fall accident in Chattanooga.

Were You Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

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The general public takes for granted that shopping store aisles are level, dry, and free from debris, that a loose branch won’t fall from a tree in a parking lot and onto a new car, and that the coffee shop’s electrical outlets are grounded and safe for plugging into a laptop.

However, not all property owners are so diligent with upkeep. When a property owner or manager doesn’t keep his or her property in a safe condition, visitors are more likely to be injured. Poorly-executed maintenance, insufficient security, and aggressive dogs are all potential causes of accidents that can be included in a premises liability claim. Accidents that occur due to dangerous conditions such as these may result in very serious injuries, particularly if the victim sustains injuries to the head or back.

The McMahan Law Firm prides itself on being a team of experienced slip and fall lawyers serving Chattanooga, TN, and surrounding communities. Our firm has been helping our East Tennessee neighbors receive fair compensation in their premises liability cases since 1995. Give us a call at 888-971-9503 or click below to schedule your free consultation.

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We Make It Easy

Times are hard, getting help with your claim shouldn’t be. Getting started is as easy as calling or filling out our online form for a free case review.

You Have Rights

Premises liability laws exist for a reason — negligent property owners must be held responsible for the damage they cause. We fight for every client’s right to fair compensation for their suffering.

Don’t Pay Unless We Win

Because our attorneys work on contingency, you will never pay any upfront fees. In fact, you don’t pay at all unless we win compensation for you.

We’re On Your Side

After a serious slip and fall accident, you are probably facing serious challenges — trying to pay for bills while you’re out of work, watching the medical expenses stack up, maybe even suffering emotionally from the trauma of the incident that led to your injuries. You need help with your expenses, and you don’t know where to turn to make sure you are protected by unfair denials or underpayment by the insurance company.

At McMahan Law Firm, we’ve had over 25 years of experience helping people like you seek compensation for their losses and get their life back on track. We know this is one of the hardest times in your life, and our main goal is to take some of the weight off of your shoulders and make it easier. To find out how our team can benefit your claim, submit your case for a free review online. We will give you an honest assessment of the next steps so that you can make the best decision for your life.

Were You Hurt in an Accident on Someone Else’s Property?

You may be able to recover damages through a premises liability lawsuit. To find out if you have a case for compensation, contact McMahan Law Firm for your free case review.

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5 Star Reviews

Julie Gee did an outstanding job for me and I greatly appreciate it. I would recommend her and the law firm to anyone. Thanks for everything.

-B.K.
5 Star Reviews

Very impressed and thankful for the manner in which you do business… most certainly for the people… from greeting [me] at the door throughout all business handled. Please never fail to keep up the good work. Thanks again.

-L.P.
5 Star Reviews

Brent was always honest, thoughtful and understanding. We are grateful for the time you spent on us.

-R.D.
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I feel that the McMahan Law Firm put me first. I’m very satisfied with the results that I received from them, and I would recommend them to anyone. I thank you very much.

-B.C.
5 Star Reviews

I just wanted to thank you for the all the hard work that the McMahan Law Firm has done for me. I appreciate your patience and determination, and of course your super skills in the courtroom. This has been life changing for me and my family, God bless all of you!! Thanks again and take care.

-W.J.
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I want to thank each and every one involved in my case. I have no doubt I would not have succeeded on my own. I’m glad I listened to my sister advising me to use an attorney. The McMahan Law Firm is tops. Thanks again.

-S.C.
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Your team makes the clients feel like their case is important no matter how small the case may be or how small the benefits may be.

-R.M.
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I want to thank you again for representing me. The McMahan Law Firm is not only a good law firm; [the staff and lawyers] are good people as well. I would recommend you to a friend or enemy. Thank you again.

-G.W.
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Jay [is] a very good lawyer, and he was also concerned about my well-being. Janice was always there to answer any questions that we had.

-T.G.

Do You Have a Case?

Below are a few of the factors that we will consider when reviewing your case at absolutely no cost.

Slip and fall accidents can have a wide range of causes, including not properly displaying a wet floor sign, not removing snow or ice from high-traffic walkways, and not conducting proper maintenance. 

All of these are examples of negligent behavior on behalf of the property owner or manager who is responsible for providing safe conditions.

The state of Tennessee allows an injured person only one year from the date of the accident to begin their claim. If you miss this small window of time, you will lose your right to pursue compensation. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is necessary to get started as soon as you can.

Tennessee law states that an individual can recover damages from a premises liability claim only if they are not more responsible for the accident than the property owner. If you are more than 50% responsible, you will not be compensated at all. If you hold some blame but it is 50% or less, your final settlement will be reduced by the percentage of liability you hold.

Put simply, if you were found to have suffered damages worth $10,000 but your actions contributed to 20% of the accident, your final settlement would be reduced by $2,000 (20% of $10,000) and you would receive $8,000.

It’s always in your best interest to have a Chattanooga premises liability lawyer from McMahan Law Firm on your side when proving negligence. This will protect you from being blamed unnecessarily for your accident.

What Compensation Is Available?

Because every case has a unique set of facts and legal circumstances, the only way to get an accurate estimate of your case’s full value is to contact us for your free consultation. However, there are three main forms of compensation that can be recovered in a slip and fall case:

  • Medical Expenses, such as doctor’s visits, surgeries, prescriptions, hospital stays, and physical therapy
  • Lost Wages, both for the income you missed out on in the past and income you will be expected to lose in the future during your recovery
  • Pain and Suffering, which accounts for non-economic damages like mental illness and trauma, loss of companionship, and lack of enjoyment in life

Motorcycle Accident

$1,250,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

$1,000,000.00

Brain Injury

$950,000.00

Truck Accident

$850,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

$800,000.00

Truck Accident

$500,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

$500,000.00

Car Accident

$230,000.00

Workers’ Comp

$225,000.00

Truck Accident

$200,000.00

How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer Help?

People don’t expect to be hurt in places that are open to the public because these places are assumed to be well-maintained. Premises liability laws in Tennessee keep property owners accountable if negligence causes a slip and fall injury or another accident injury to someone who had access to their premises. These laws apply even when property maintenance is contracted out to a separate person or company. Ultimately, the property owner is responsible for the safety of all visitors to his or her premises.

Property owners and managers have insurance in place to take care of any injuries that occur on their properties, but in order for a slip and fall injury victim to make a premises liability claim under that insurance policy, it has to be proven that the injury was directly caused by the property owner’s negligence. If a problem exists on a property and no effort was made to correct it or give a warning about it, this would be considered negligence. If that negligence resulted in an accident, then the insurance company needs to pay for the injured party’s recovery.

Just like with auto accidents and other cases of personal injury, the at-fault party’s insurance company will want to save money on your claim. They may go to great lengths to discredit you, blame you, or otherwise make you pay for your own recovery out of pocket.

As experienced Chattanooga slip and fall attorneys, McMahan Law Firm knows what the insurance company is looking for and how to get you the most out of your claim. Contact Jay and Brent today for help making a claim or appealing a denial.

What’s Next?

The process begins when you call us or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We analyze the facts of your situation and advise you of your legal options. If you have a case for compensation, we take care of everything from there!

Your attorney will ensure that every necessary document is accounted for. We will gather hospital bills, photographs, police records, witness statements, and any other evidence available to prove that your injuries resulted from the property owner’s negligence and that you deserve compensation.

With Jay and Brent on your side, you never have to worry about whether you will be manipulated and underpaid by the insurance company. We take their calls and negotiate for you, accepting nothing less than a fair settlement.

When you are offered the final settlement by the insurance company, you’ll be given the choice to either accept or deny the offer. If you accept, we will work to get your check to you as quickly as possible.

Were You Injured as a Result of Negligent Property Ownership?

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Slip and Fall FAQs

The first thing to do after a slip and fall accident is to get treatment for your injuries. If your condition is severe, you may need to call first responders to the scene. Otherwise, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately to be evaluated. Even if your injuries don’t seem severe, you should still see a medical professional.

If at all possible, you should also document the scene of your accident — photographs and videos from multiple angles showing the unsafe conditions will be vital to proving the negligence of the property owner. It is important to try to do this before any attempts are made to fix the hazard. If there were witnesses at the scene, try to get their contact information.

Once you have taken these basic steps, call McMahan Law Firm immediately to be sure the right action is taken on your claim.

Legally speaking, any individual is at full liberty to handle the process of filing a claim themselves. However, a lawyer gives you a distinct advantage as they will be familiar with the tactics of the insurance company during negotiations, they will know what evidence to look for and what deadlines to meet, and without a lawyer, you’re at risk of missing out on the full value of your claim.

McMahan Law Firm can help you through the entire claims process of filing a claim or appealing a denial.

Any trustworthy lawyer will not charge you upfront fees before providing you with legal services. This is an indication that they do not trust themselves to win compensation for you.

At McMahan Law Firm, we don’t get paid unless you get paid! We only charge when we win, and the initial case evaluation never costs a thing.

When the insurance adjuster calls you, it will be in your best interest to direct them to your attorney at McMahan Law Firm. Do not agree or admit to anything. The insurance adjuster may attempt to trick you into accepting less than your claim is worth, but when you hire our firm, we fight for nothing less than what you deserve.

If your claim for compensation is denied, you are fully entitled to appeal that denial. When you begin an appeal, keep in mind that there was a reason your claim was originally denied. You have to do something different this time in order to get a different outcome.

Your claim may not have included enough information and evidence, leaving it hard to prove that your injuries were related to your accident. Having a slip and fall lawyer on your side will ensure that you address any misunderstandings and that your appeal is successful.