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Wrongful Death and Violent Crime Lawsuits in Memphis

Memphis ranked as the second most violent city in the country in 2011, with 1,006 violent crimes committed per 100,000 residents. Indeed, it can be hard to read or watch the news in Memphis because of the violence we hear about from start to finish. We celebrate when a heartwarming story finally makes the headlines,…

Slip and Fall in Memphis Fast Food Restaurant Shows They’re Not All Bogus

A lot of people assume all slip and fall lawsuits are bogus, and as a Memphis slip and fall lawyer I understand their concern, but the cases are often more serious than you realize.

Should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer?

Businesses have a duty to the public and their customers to maintain safe premises at all times. When they fall short of this duty, it can lead to serious injury! This disregard for potentially hazardous conditions is called negligence, and negligence can be a  very  dangerous thing. If you've slipped and fallen at a place of business or private property, should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer ? Well, like so many other things in life, that depends! We're here to help you know if you should call. Should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer? For any case to be viable, it needs to satisfy certain elements. All this means is that certain things have to happen for you to be eligible to recover compensation for your injury. If each of these things has happened to you, it's definitely time to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer ! 1. You fell This might seem obvious, but for you to have a slip and fall case, you must have fallen! Pretty self-explanatory, right? However, did you know that even private property can qualify in a slip and fall case? If you are invited to enter private property, the property owner has a duty to protect guests from reasonable, foreseeable injury. If you have slipped, fallen, and injured yourself–no matter where–you might need to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer. 2. You were injured Simply slipping and falling isn't enough to recover compensation; you  must have suffered an injury.  As with car wrecks, you must go to the doctor if you're injured. A medical diagnosis is needed to support your case and serve as evidence of your injury. Without it, your chance of recovering any compensation is very low. 3. Someone else must be at fault If you drop a grape in line at the grocery store and then slip and fall on it, breaking your hip, are you entitled to compensation? Nope. To recover compensation in a slip and fall case, there must be  negligence  at play. In other words, it must have been someone else's fault–namely, the business or individual you're making a claim against! Examples of this sort of negligence might include: a leaking roof that led to a puddle on a slick floor, a hole on the grounds over which grass had grown, or even five grapes left on the floor in a grocery store for a couple hours! Have you injured yourself at a business? We can help! 4. The business or individual had reasonable time to notice and fix the situation Again with the grape example, if grapes are dropped on the floor by the family in line in front of you, and you immediately fall and injure yourself, is the business at fault? The answer is…likely not. The grocery store most likely did not have a reasonable amount of time to notice the spill and clean it up. Of course, the question of what is "reasonable" is a tricky one, so it's always best to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer if there is any uncertainty. If you slip and fall on a property, and you believe that the business or property owners are at fault, speak with the business or property owner before you leave. They're entitled to know what happened, and this statement will help your case in the long run. However, don't give a recorded statement without an attorney present! 5. You know why you fell It's not enough to say you don't know why you fell. To prove your slip and fall case, you need to know what caused the slip. You skidded on smushed grapes; you slipped on a puddle from the leaky roof; you fell into the hole over which grass had grown. Without knowing smushed grapes; you slipped on a puddle from the leaky roof; you fell into the hole over which grass had grown. Without knowing  why , it will be impossible to prove your slip and fall case. If you have slipped, fallen, and injured yourself, don't worry about proving each of these elements before calling a Memphis slip and fall lawyer. Call now, and we'll handle the legal details for you!

Dog Bite Prevention Starts With Education | Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer

Parents should teach their kids how to behave around dogs By: Darrell Castle An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur every year in the United States, 800,000 of which require medical care! The insurance industry pays over $1 billion in dog bite claims annually. Read More

Did You Know September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month? | Memphis Personal Injury Attorney

Spread awareness of spinal cord injury By: Darrell Castle If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of someone else, I’d love to talk to you. Call (901) 327-1212 to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney today.  Video Transcript Did you know that September is National…

Dishonest Doctors and Your Legal Rights

A new survey released yesterday in Health Affairs revealed that many doctors do not tell the whole truth to their patients. According to the study, at least 1 in 10 doctors have told an adult patient or child’s guardian information that was not true; and at least 1 in 5 doctors have not fully disclosed…

Do Doctors Pay for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Out of Their Own Pocket?

By: Darrell Castle When you sue a doctor for medical malpractice, you aren’t taking all of his money. You aren’t destroying his life. Just like drivers in Tennessee are required to carry drivers’ insurance, doctors are required to carry some kind of medical malpractice insurance. This not only protects the doctors, but it protects the…

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case? Call Us Today to Find Out.

In this quick video, Darrell Castle encourages you to consider talking with an attorney if you think you may have a wrongful death case. Learn more: Read More

Does Kroger Have Any Liability in the Memphis Mob Incident? | Memphis Premises Liability Attorney

Should the Kroger victims sue the grocery store? By: Darrell Castle As a Memphis personal injury attorney, one passion of mine is to help those people who are hurt on someone’s property due to that property owner’s negligence. These typically come in the form of slip and fall accidents in grocery stores, hotels, banks and…

Bankruptcy Guide: A Comprehensive guide to filing for bankruptcy in Memphis, TN | Darrel Castle

A comprehensive guide to bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a form of relief and protection where consumer or businesses can cut down or restructure payments of their debts while being provided protection from their creditors in the federal bankruptcy court. You have probably heard of chapter 7 and chapter 13, these are just chapters in the bankruptcy…