There are many different ways you can be injured by the negligence of a landlord or property owner. When this happens, you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Your chances of recovering money in a premises liability case depend on the facts of each case and will also depend on whether you hire an excellent Tennessee premises liability lawyer. The following are the categories of compensatory damages that you may be able to collect in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical Bills – If your injuries from an unsafe property result in medical treatment, you should be able to collect the cost of reasonable and necessary medical bills.
Loss of Earning Capacity – Just like it sounds, money for loss of earning capacity compensates premises liability victims for the loss of the ability to earn money in the past and of the ability to earn money that is reasonably certain to be lost in the future.
Physical Pain and Suffering – Assume you are injured in a Memphis Tennessee apartment fire, which causes physical pain and suffering, such as severe burns, brain damage, paralysis, or nerve damage. You may receive compensation for the discomfort experienced both in the past and for any pain likely to be experienced in the future.
Mental or Emotional Pain and Suffering – You may collect money from a negligent landlord for any past or future emotional pain and suffering, such as anguish, distress, fear, humiliation, grief, shame or worry.
Disfigurement – This element of damages compensates a person if the person’s appearance is permanently damaged as a result of a property owner’s negligence, such as from a scar, burn, or loss of limb.
Loss of Ability to Enjoy Life – A person can collect money in a Tennessee landlord negligence case for the limitations placed on the ability to enjoy the pleasures of life after the accident.
Disability – This element of damages compensates an injured person if a property owner’s negligence prevents a person from living life in comfort by adding inconvenience or loss of physical ability.
Loss of Consortium – If the injured party is married, his or her spouse will have a claim for the loss of services, companionship, love and affection against the negligent landlord and owner of the property.
In certain cases, the victim may also be entitled to recover punitive damages in Tennessee premises liability cases.
To learn more about your legal options or to ask us questions about premises liability cases, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a friendly Bailey & Greer attorney. Just visit our Free Consultation page or call Bailey & Greer now at 901-680-9777.
Since graduating magna cum laude in 2005 from the University of Memphis School of Law, Thomas has helped make a difference in the lives of victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and professional negligence. Thomas has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court. Among other victories in the courtroom, Thomas obtained several impressive jury verdicts and settlements
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