Lawyers For Minnesota Slip-And-Fall Accident Injuries
Slick winter sidewalks, unlevel floors, bunched up rugs, and spills all present potential slip or trip hazards in Minnesota communities or business establishments. The diligence of property owners can make the difference between “just another day” or someone suffering a serious injury while out and about.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a slip-and-fall accident, you face an uphill battle as you pursue the outcome you deserve. You can turn to the proven Minnesota personal injury lawyers of Nicolet Law Office, to take on the insurance companies, level the playing field, and maximize the compensation you receive for your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages.
Who Is Liable?
It is not uncommon for building owners, homeowners, and insurance companies to attempt to blame the victim for their injuries. Their accusations of clumsiness do not change the fact that they are responsible for identifying and addressing safety hazards in a reasonable time frame. Their failure to do so makes them liable for the injuries and damages that result.
Slip-and-fall accident factors typically fall into one of two categories:
- Permanent building features: Inadequately maintained, poorly built, or improperly designed features such as stairways not up to code, roofs that drip water near entryways, uneven floors, and improper drainage.
- Temporary conditions: Wet floors, ice buildup on a walkway, items left in aisles, bunched-up rugs, etc.
Building owners, as well as employees, have a responsibility to address these conditions and resolve the dangers facing customers and the general public. If nothing else, they need to make an effort to warn people of the potential hazard (like posting a “wet floor” sign). Failure to correct it or warn people about it makes them liable for the ensuing damage.
Nicolet Law Office Is Ready to Help
We will deal with the insurance companies and legal process so you can focus on getting better. We offer a free case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency basis; you do not pay anything upfront and do not pay attorney’s fees if you do not win.