Minnesota Premises Liability Claims (Slip/Trip and Fall)
Premises liability claims come in many shapes and forms, the most common of which are slip and falls and trip and falls. If you or a loved one has recently been injured as a result of a negligent condition on someone’s property, you may have what is called a premises liability claim, and you may be entitled to recover certain damages from the insurance company of the property owner or other party who was at fault for causing the injury.
Property owners have an affirmative duty to keep their property reasonably safe for persons lawfully on the property. During the winter months, this duty is often met by landowners keeping walkways, stairs, and parking lots clear of snow and ice, by using salt and sand, and by providing adequate lighting on and near walkways. In other situations, the duty is often met by not allowing the property to fall in a state of disrepair and providing adequate warnings of hazards.
A property owner’s duty is not absolute, however, property owners may be relieved of this duty in situations where the danger or hazard is “open and obvious”; where the landowner did not have reasonable notice of the hazard, or they did not have a reasonable opportunity to remedy the danger or hazard.
Whether your claim is large or small, at Nelson Personal Injury, we treat every client, like they are our only client. When you choose to work with us, you can be confident that your case is being handled by a competent, experienced and compassionate professional. Unlike some attorneys, we devote our entire practice to representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of another. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of our clients. We have taken on the large insurance companies and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those injured in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. Beyond that, we strive to provide injury victims with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have an experienced attorney on their side.
If you’ve been injured in slip and fall, trip and fall or other premises liability claim, our attorneys are here to help. We know that you will have many questions about your rights and the claim process, and we always take the time to explain the process and your rights to you. Complete the form below, or call us today to see how we can help you. All consultations with our experienced accident attorneys are free and there is no obligation.