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Tennessee Group Celebrating Easter Injured in Deck Collapse

Six people in Tennessee suffered injury Easter morning when a deck they were standing on collapsed. The group, which included a five-month-old child, plummeted 10 to 12 feet to the ground below. One woman’s leg was trapped under the deck after the collapse. Emergency responders did not realize, based on the first 911 call, just how serious the accident was. Two of the victims were airlifted to medical facilities, including an elderly woman and the aforementioned infant. Injuries ranged from bumps and bruises to severe leg injuries. According to authorities, it is unclear what caused the accident. Premises Liability: Unsafe Decks on Residential Properties When a person visits a residential property, that person has a reasonable expectation that the property is safe. Under premises liability law, property owners have a duty of care to visitors to provide for their safety. If the owner breaches that duty of care, they can…
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