Slip & Falls
If you should happen to suffer an injury on someone else’s property, you may be able to receive help with paying your medical bills through a broad claim category known as “slip and fall.” In Minnesota, a large portion of these claims occur during the winter due to heavy accumulation of ice and snow. However, it is important to know that dangerous slip-and-fall accidents happen year-round, indoors or outdoors and at numerous different venues.
No matter where or when your slip-and-fall accident occurs, Walsh & Gaertner can help you get back on your feet. Our lawyers conduct a comprehensive investigation to establish liability against the landowner, business or municipality and seek just compensation for your pain and suffering.
Contact our St. Paul office today at 651-968-8028 to discuss your case. Our attorneys are known for being prepared to take cases to trial when needed. We also use mediation when it makes sense to do so. We have assisted more than 10,000 people in resolving their injury and wrongful death cases. We can assist with yours, too.
An Array Of Different Actors Can Be Found Liable
If you have been the victim of a slip-and-fall injury, the party who fostered the dangerous conditions that led to your mishap could be held responsible. There are several types of parties who could be found negligent, including:
Private Property Owners
When you slip or fall on private property, typically the concern is based on two questions: did the landlord take good care of the property and were you allowed on the property? It is important to know that landowners are allowed a reasonable amount of time to make sure they have taken good care of their property after a severe weather event.
Business owners must adhere to the same duties as private landowners. These standards apply both indoors and outdoors. Examples of liability include:
- Unsafe merchandise displays
- Unmarked changes in elevation
- Inadequate lighting
- Hazards from negligent design
- Improper maintenance of the premises
- Stairs without railing
- Unsafe door positioning
- Poorly maintained walking surfaces
When it comes to municipalities it takes more than a slippery or uneven sidewalk to prove your city is at fault. In order to present a successful claim and get you the funds needed to make a full recovery, you have to show actual or constructive knowledge.
If You Are Reeling From A Slip-And-Fall Injury, We Want To Help
Slip-and-fall injuries can be painful to endure, and the ensuing medical expenses can quickly add up. We can help individuals who are seeking compensation for such injuries. Please call our St. Paul office at 651-968-8028 to arrange for a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. You may also get in touch with us via email by visiting our contact page.