Liability Defense Attorneys in Tennessee, Kentucky & Alabama
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Lawsuits are a reality for every business and handling these difficult situations appropriately can make or break its future. At Peterson White, our liability defense attorneys can provide the fierce legal representation you need to protect your business from a variety of claims, such as personal injury, property damage, employment-related liability, and more. You can rely on us to create the best strategies and inform you of your rights and legal options to best navigate this storm.
Get started on your liability defense case today and reach out to our law office at (855) 919-4124 to set up a free consultation with one of our trusted attorneys to discuss the details of your case.
Defending Against Negligence Claims
Defending yourself against a negligence claim requires the skilled legal assistance of an experienced attorney. To succeed in this endeavor, you must negate the plaintiff’s cause of action by proving you did not owe a duty of care. The three most common doctrines in such cases are comparative fault, contributory negligence, and assumption of risk.
- Comparative negligence: There are varying degrees of comparative negligence, such as pure or modified. It essentially reduces a plaintiff’s recovery by the amount he or she is responsible for the damages sustained.
- Assumption of risk: In cases where a plaintiff assumes the risk involved in a dangerous activity and proceeds to partake in it, he or she may not successfully recover damages for injuries sustained. If the plaintiff sustained injuries due to unknown dangers, this doctrine would not apply.
- Contributory negligence: When a plaintiff’s negligent actions resulted in the injuries he or she suffered, this is known as contributory negligence and it is one of the most common liability defenses. You must prove that the injuries could have been avoided if the plaintiff did not behave so negligently.
If you do not owe a duty of care to the plaintiff or the plaintiff acted negligently, resulting in an accident that might have otherwise been avoided, you should not have to pay the price for it. Hire the knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation you need to protect yourself against these claims.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Liability Defense Attorney Today
If you are being sued for injuries sustained in an accident, the plaintiff’s attorney is likely working diligently to ensure you are held liable for the incident. Do not hesitate to obtain the legal guidance you need. Contact Peterson White in Knoxville to defend yourself against the allegations you are facing. Our team will fiercely defend you and provide unique solutions for the issues you are facing, so you can put this obstacle behind you.
Reach out to us today at (855) 919-4124 to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our liability defense attorneys.