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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. We 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.