When you are on somebody’s residential or commercial property, they are responsible for your safety. If you are hurt, it may be the owner’s fault even if you are voluntarily walking on their sidewalk, parking in their lot, browsing inside the store, or if you are making a delivery. At Sieben Edmunds Miller, our slip-and-fall attorneys understand liability under Minnesota law. The owner of a business or property, or a landlord or someone designated to maintain a property has a responsibility to take care of anybody who is on their premises.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, without warning.
While a property owner’s liability is not automatic, they must remove snow and ice, or repair cracks in the pavement or a floor. If they don’t, they – or their insurance company – must cover the cost of treating your injury and compensating you for the pain and suffering you endure. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents happen far too often. Statistically, roughly 35-percent of working age adults, half of all adolescents and 60-percent of seniors have been hurt badly enough in a slip-and-fall accident in Minnesota to affect their daily activity.
Many Places, Many Ways, To Be Hurt in A Slip-and-Fall Accident
As you go about your daily life, many dangers are lurking whether it is at school, while you’re shopping in a mall or store, or as you are working. Some of the most-common causes of a slip-and-fall accident include:
Icy or snow-covered sidewalks
Unrepaired cracks in sidewalks or parking lots
Slippery floors in a store or mall
No or insufficient warning signs alerting people to danger spots
Merchandise falling off a shelf at a store
Poorly installed or uneven floors
Dangerously narrow or steep stairs
As experienced slip-and-fall attorneys in Minnesota, we help victims of slip-and-fall accidents recover damages for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
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Your job right now is healing and recovering as much as possible. Our job is making sure that you are compensated fairly for what you went through and how your life has been affected. Contact us online or give us a call at 651.994.6744. There’s no cost or obligation to speak with one of our experienced slip-and-fall lawyers here in Minnesota.