Minnesota Lawyers Handling Premises Claims
Property (premises) accidents can happen anywhere: in retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, apartment complexes, schools, hotels, 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 Minnesota attorneys and in-house investigators leave no stone unturned when looking for evidence to support your claim. We 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
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. Whether you suffered bone fractures, 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.
Slip-And-Fall Accidents: What To Know
Landowners have a responsibility to maintain their property and fix dangers on the property. The law in Minnesota tends to favor and protect the landowners. So, if ever you or a loved one was 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 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. We interview witnesses and employees, secure essential video footage and cleaning logs, and look for any past evidence of neglectful maintenance.
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 Frightening Reality Of Elevator And Escalator Accidents
Elevators and escalators are an integral part of our lives. But they are not without danger. 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 an elevator or escalator, you need to know your legal rights to receive all the compensation you are entitled to.
When Minnesota Decks And Porches Collapse
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 Knowledge To Address Any Type Of Structural Collapse
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 understand that each roof and deck collapse case will come with an entirely different set of circumstances. 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
We 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.
Request A Free Consultation After An Injury
The attorneys and staff at the Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., are experienced in 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. Call us at 651-728-7070, call us toll-free at 800-559-9859 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.