In 2021, our Nashville personal injury firm reached a $193,000 slip and fall settlement for traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) from a fall caused by a dangerous and uneven sidewalk. This was an unusually complex premises liability case, also known as a “slip and fall” case. Because the defendant was a local government, the suit was governed by the Governmental Tort Liability Act. That meant we had to prove that the City had notice of the defect in the sidewalk.
Experts can increase value of slip and fall settlements
One way to establish such notice is to prove that the City created the dangerous condition. In this case, we retained a forensic arborist expert, who opined that the City had negligently planted and maintained a nearby tree, which had caused the sidewalk to become uneven when the tree’s roots pushed the sidewalk up from the ground.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a dangerous sidewalk or other condition, contact the premises liability lawyers at DRS Law today.