Under what circumstances may a customer in a retail store (for example) sue for an injury caused by a display, a pallet, or some other stationary object, as opposed to a spill or some other "foreign substance" on the floor?
In Reynolds v. Rich, No. E2015-12245-COA-R3-CV, filed July 22, 2016, the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a case brought by a volunteer roofer after the volunteer roofer slipped and fell while working on a metal roof....
A couple of recent cases from Tennessee's Court of Appeals illustrate the role of foreseeability--whether an accident or injury was "reasonably foreseeable"--in tort cases and how the absence of reasonable foreseeability can be fatal to the case.
If you want to read an opinion that illustrates the potential complexity of premises liability law in Tennessee, the recent case of Estate of Cunningham v. Epstein Enterprises is a good place to start.