Minnesota Lawyers Handling Dangerous Property Claims
Property (premises) accidents can happen anywhere: in retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, apartment complexes, schools, hotel, government property and in someone else’s home. In some cases an individual may become injured when poorly stocked merchandise falls from a store shelf. In other instances, a faulty elevator or escalator can cause a serious accident resulting in severe injuries. Regardless of the circumstances, if you were invited onto another party’s property, whether as a customer, client or social guest, and were injured in an accident on the premises, the owner is liable.
At Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., we help individuals and their families obtain compensation after serious property accidents. Our attorneys and in-house investigators leave no stone unturned when looking for evidence to support your claim. We interview witnesses and employees, secure essential video footage and cleaning logs, and look for any past evidence of neglectful maintenance.
Using The Law To Help You Obtain Compensation
While premises injury cases come with their challenges, our attorneys understand how to use the law to prove property owner negligence and ultimately secure rightful settlements and verdicts.
Our Minnesota lawyers are equipped to address any type of premises liability case, including those involving:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Deck and roof collapse
- Store merchandise falling off shelves
- Dangerous playground equipment
- Swimming pool drownings
- Assault due to negligent security
- Amusement park accidents
Whether you suffered broken bones, paralysis or a serious head injury, we know that all accident victims face an uphill battle toward recovery. And while we take our legal responsibility very seriously, we also feel it is our duty to provide the caring support that our clients need. From our partners and associates, to our legal staff and in-house investigators, we are all here to help you through this difficult life event.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Landowners have a responsibility to maintain their property and fix dangers on the property. They are supposed to warn people on their property of any unrepaired dangers they would not discover by themselves. Government offices have the same responsibility to maintain the streets and public sidewalks.
The law in Minnesota tends to favor and protect the landowners. So, if ever you or a loved one were seriously injured because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, or because of a negligently maintained public street or sidewalk, you will need to get sound legal advice about your rights.
Another concern is that the evidence showing the reason you were injured needs to be documented and preserved right away. Repairs or changes are often made to the property after someone gets hurt, and evidence of the defective condition can disappear. Our office has experienced investigators who will immediately begin to work for you if we accept your claim. Also, there are special laws called statutes of limitation that will prevent you from seeking compensation if you do not quickly act to protect your rights. We can advise you of those limitations when you consult with our office.
The attorneys and staff at the Paige Donnelly law firm are experienced with helping people seriously hurt by negligent landowners. We are ready and able to deal with the insurance companies and lawyers who work for the landowners. We will fight for you to get you full compensation and help you deal with the legal challenges you face from your injuries.
Dog bites or attacks can result in serious personal injury. If you’ve been hurt by a dog, you might need compensation for lost wages, medical treatment and future medical costs for scar reduction, loss of income and psychological counseling for the emotional effects of the attack and scarring.
Minnesota has a strict liability statute for injuries caused by dogs.This statute applies if the dog bites, chases or attacks the victim causing injury. It is not solely limited to injuries caused by a biting dog. If the dog and its owner can be identified, the homeowner’s or renter’s insurance is liable for your injuries and damages.
You need to know your legal rights to receive all the compensation you are entitled to. Contact Paige Donnelly law firm. Our personal injury lawyers will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home. Call us today and let us know about your dog bite issue.
Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Elevators and escalators are an integral part of our lives. They enable us to travel up and down the floors of large buildings with ease. They help the handicapped and elderly live in relative independence, without hindrances to services and opportunities that otherwise would have been inaccessible to them. But elevators and escalators are not without their danger.
Elevators can drop unexpectedly, causing passengers to fall against the walls or onto the floor. Their doors can close unexpectedly, trapping a person, or the person’s hands, arms, feet and legs in them. The cars can stop out of alignment with the floors, causing a risk to trip and fall.
Escalators also have their drawbacks. They can stop suddenly, throwing a passenger to the floor. The grated stairs or riding surfaces catch footwear, clothing, bags or other articles, causing a person to fall or even worse: get drawn underneath and into the gear assemblies that propel the escalator. Hands and fingers can also get caught in the belts that run along the handrails.
Property owners and landlords who operate elevators and escalators on their property are required to keep these machines in good working order to provide the safest opportunity for their visitors to use. Maintenance and repairs should be performed regularly. Warning and safety signs should be posted, and emergency provisions should be immediately available.
If you’ve been hurt by elevator or escalator, you need to know your legal rights to receive all the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Paige Donnelly law firm. Our personal injury attorneys will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home.
Minnesota Deck And Porch Collapse Lawyers
Injuries sustained in structural collapses, such as a roof or deck collapse, tend to be highly serious. Due to the weight of building material, combined with the speed of falling debris, it is nearly impossible for anyone involved in this accident type to walk away unscathed.
In order to prevent these types of accidents, the government imposes strict building codes along with laws requiring property owners to maintain their premises. Unfortunately, when these rules are violated, the risk of a roof or deck collapse remains a real possibility.
The Legal Knowledge To Address Any Type Of Structural Collapse Lawsuit
If you were hurt when a roof or deck collapsed, or if a family member suffered fatal injuries, Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., can help. We are experienced Minnesota accident lawyers who have been serving our community for more than 61 years. Through in-depth knowledge ofpremises liability laws, fierce commitment to our clients’ rights and experience battling insurance companies, we are known for securing the fair and favorable compensation that our clients deserve.
We understand that each roof and deck collapse case will come with an entirely different set of circumstances. Our attorneys, legal staff and in-house investigators know how to address each set of issues accordingly. We know where to look for evidence, and when to call in experts such as structural engineers and architects.
Our lawyers are ready to address the issues surrounding the specific cause of your accident, including:
- Improper deck or roof construction
- Too much weight on the deck or roof
- Failure to maintain the deck or roof structure
- Failure to make repairs on known defects