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Tennessee Comparative Fault Rules

In Tennessee, if a jury finds that you bear some amount blame for the incident, whether it is a slip and fall or some other premises liability, "comparative negligence" rules will be applied to reduce the damages you receive for your injuries. For example, a jury may determine that you should have been more careful in avoiding the dangerous condition on the property. So, if you are found 20% at fault for the incident, and the jury awards $100,000 in damages, that award will be reduced to $80,000.

Also, under Tennessee's rules, if you are found to be 50 percent or greater at fault, you cannot recover anything for your damages. I thoroughly investigate the facts of each incident and provide you with an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, including any comparative fault on your behalf.