Minneapolis Homeowner Liability Lawyer

Homeowner liability accidents are ones that happen on someone else’s property. If you attend a friend’s party and slip and fall, if your child has a serious accident on your neighbor’s trampoline or if your husband drowns in a mate’s pool, all of these instances fall under the homeowner liability laws. If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, then you may be eligible for financial compensation, either from the homeowner or through their homeowner’s insurance company. Find out more about your legal rights by speaking to a Minnesota accident lawyer as soon as you can.

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Common Homeowner Liability Claims

Homeowner liability or property liability cases include any serious accident or injury that occurs on someone else’s property. This may include:

  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Pool drowning and injuries
  • Slip and falls due to a slippery area, faulty staircases or poor lighting
  • Balcony collapses
  • Electrical shocks
  • Burn injuries

How Homeowner Liability Insurance Works

Homeowners are required to purchase liability insurance as part as their homeowners’ insurance policy. Renters may also have liability insurance if they have chosen renter’s insurance. If not, then the landlord or owner of the building will have it.

The biggest problem with homeowner liability is that it is not clear cut. Insurance providers may only offer you the bare minimum and may even deny your claim the first time around. Dealing with a claim denial at this time if your life is the last thing you need. Speak to the experts to help you investigate and determine how much you are actually entitled to. We will make sure that there is no difference between your entitlement and your settlement.

Serious accidents that occur at a friend’s house can be hard on your emotionally and physically. You may feel that if you do ask for compensation that you are jeopardizing the friendship. However, you are entitled to compensation. If you are suffering from a serious accident you may be unable to work, to cover the additional medical costs and to continue to pay your own bills. Compensation from a homeowner’s liability case can help you recover damages to pay for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical equipment and medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery, hospitalization and consultation costs
  • And more

You need to put your needs first. Your friend will understand. Homeowners liability insurance is there for a reason- make sure you use it to help you get back on your feet.

Contact a Minnesota Homeowner Liability Lawyer

At TRS Injury Law it is our goal to help you claim the compensation you deserve when faced with a homeowner or property liability case. We will work with you to ensure that the person or company responsible pays the necessary damages. We have the experience to represent you the whole way, even if the case goes to trial. Contact our team of Minneapolis personal injury lawyers today for a free initial consultation at (612) TSR-TIME.

Car Chase in Apple Valley – Car Crashes in Lakeville

There was a hit and run car crash in Apple Valley. The Apple Valley Police responded to the call from the victim of the hit and run. When they tried to stop the suspect, he took off.

During the chase, the Lakeville Police took over the pursuit, which eventually ended in a crash with the squad car, a Lakeville K-9 unit, and the fleeing vehicle. The road surrounding the accident was closed for four hours.

The three-car crash happened near the intersection of Cedar Avenue and 210th St. SW in Lakeville, at about 5:30 p.m., on Saturday evening. One of the squad cars was demolished and 2 officers sustained minor injuries. The 26 year-old driver was apprehended and taken to Regions Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.

At TSR Injury Law, our Minneapolis auto accident attorneys are experts at establishing fault and proving liability in all types of car accidents, including hit and run accidents. We will handle all of the paperwork, interact with the insurance company, and file your claim. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.

Yaz Lawsuit Filed in Minnesota

It has been determined in recent years that Yaz belongs on the dangerous drugs list, as it has been the subject of a number of class action lawsuits around the country.

Cathy Wagamon, a Minnesota woman, has filed a lawsuit that states she suffered a pulmonary embolism as a direct result of her use of Yaz.

Both Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives that are quite popular and they have been linked to stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, gallbladder disease, deep vein thrombosis, and other serious life-threatening issues. A number of women have filed lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer, including Wagamon, whose lawsuit was filed in the multidistrict litigation case.

Wagamon is seeking compensation for the condition that she suffered from after using the drug. She states that Bayer failed to warn of the effects of the popular birth control pill.

Wagamon began taking it on October 1, 2009 and it was shortly after that she developed the pulmonary embolism after she developed deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots form deep within the veins. Pulmonary embolisms, on the other hand, can be potentially fatal because it involves a blood clot in the lungs.

Wagamon states in her suit that she would not have taken the pill had she known that there was such a high risk of developing these conditions. She cites the fact that the Food and Drug Administration did receive complaints from patients about the side effects shortly after the drug went on the market. However, Bayer Pharmaceuticals did not issue the proper warnings regarding the side effects and did not notify the FDA. The suit claims that Bayer continued to market Yaz as a superior birth control pill that was safe.

Some of the Yaz lawsuits in the country have been consolidated in an ongoing multidistrict litigation case that deals with the side effects of the medication. Settlements have been reached out of court and approximately 1,444 plaintiffs have received these settlements so far. This is a far cry from the 14,000 cases that are still pending.

If you need help to learn more about your legal options, contact a Bloomington personal injury attorney from TSR Injury Law. Your initial consultation is free and there are no upfront fees if we agree to take on your case.

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Deadly Motorcycle Accident

Late Saturday night, May 23, a speeding motorcycle ran into the back of a Nissan Altima; killing both people on the motorcycle. The driver of the Nissan did not sustain visible injury.

The vehicles were going west on Hwy 55, when the Kawasaki crashed into the car. The attending officer said the motorcycle was traveling at a “high rate of speed”. The motorcycle /car accident closed the Mendota Bridge for 4 hours.

This has been a deadly weekend for Minnesota motorists. We have had 7 crashes, with 10 fatalities. It is disheartening for police officers.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or car accident, you need legal representation to receive fair treatment and the compensation you deserve. Call an experienced Bloomington car accident attorney at TSR Injury Law, (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.

Pit Bull Bites Cop in St. Paul

A St. Paul police officer responded to a 911 call about a dog biting someone and he was then bitten himself by the same dog.

Mark Lindquist, suffered puncture wounds to his leg after the dog bite, as well as torn pants and broken glasses.

Lundquist and another officer had responded to the call on Central Avenue on the morning of December 16. The call said that someone had been bitten by a dog.

Upon arrival, they found a woman in hysterics because the offending dog was one she was taking care of for the dog’s owner. She had been trying to put the dog back into its kennel when it turned on her and bit her arm, according to the report.

After the bite, someone else put the dog on a leash and took it outside.

When the officers arrived, they saw a 6-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl walking the dog across the street. The 13-year-old was holding the leash, which was just a piece of nylon rope of around 3 or 4 feet tied to a metal chain. The officers noted that the girl was having difficulty controlling the dog.

Charlie Williamson, the uncle of the girls, told them to take the dog to the officers. This is when Lundquist tried to get information from the girls about what was going on, but they had difficulty doing so.

When Lundquist turned to head back to the house where the bite victim was, the 13-year-old let go of the leash and the dog latched on to Lundquist’s calf. When the dog let go and started to attack again, Lundquist shot and killed the dog.

A witness said in the report that Williamson had told the girl to let the dog go because they had grown tired of the dog.

Williamson has now been charged with aiding and abetting fifth-degree assault, aiding and abetting obstruction of legal process with force, and aiding and abetting an animal attack. If you are bitten by a dog that is owned by another person, you may be eligible to sue for damages. To learn more about your options, contact a Minneapolis dog bite lawyer at TSR Injury Law today for a free evaluation of your claim.

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Transit Bus Hits Bicyclist

Most bus accidents tend to involve pedestrians, other vehicles, or a maneuver by the bus driver can cause the bus to overturn, such as taking a corner too quickly. Unfortunately, there are many ways a bus can be involved in an accident and these accidents can sometimes be fatal. In turn, these accidents lead to auto accident lawsuits and much more.

On September 18, Minneapolis police reported that a Metro Valley Transit bus hit a female bicyclist near the University of Minnesota campus in Dinkytown.

The incident occurred at the 10th Avenue South and 4th Street SE intersection at around 4:20 p.m., trapping the woman underneath the bus.

Investigators say that it looks as if both the bicyclist and the bus were westbound on 4th Street SE and ended up side-by-side, which set them up for the accident. The bicyclist was in the bike lane on the left side of the one-way street. They then turned onto the two-way 10th Avenue South at the exact same time. It was during that turn that the two collided, partially trapping the woman under the bus and the bus ran over the bicycle. The woman was later freed and rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Fortunately, her injuries are not life threatening, so she is expected to survive. The driver of the bus has not been cited in the accident. The identities of the involved individuals have not been released, but it is believed that the bicyclist is a student at the University.

Prison Medical Contractor Sued in Inmate’s Death

Minnesota prisons utilize a private contractor for the medical care of prisoners and now that contractor is being sued for the wrongful death of an inmate who died from complications due to seizures in the Rush City prison.

The suit filed in federal court, alleges that a Corizon, Inc. doctor did not order an ambulance to come to the prison when prisoner Xavius Scullark-Johnson started having seizures. The suit further alleges that an ambulance crew was turned away by a nurse at the prison the next morning.

Corizon, which is based in Tennessee, is estimated to receive $28 million for its duties in caring for the 9,200 inmates in Minnesota’s prisons. The Minnesota Department of Corrections has also been named in the lawsuit that questions the quality of care that is being received by inmates.

The lawsuit states that the defendants left Scullark-Johnson in his cell by himself as he had a number of seizures. He was unable to control his body, was disoriented, and had received injuries from the seizures.

Corrections officials state that the Minnesota prison inmates receive the standard of care that the law requires them to have, which they say is equal to the care received by anyone in Minnesota.

In addition to these accusations against the doctor for Corizon, the lawsuit alleges that there were three nurses with the Corrections Department, as well as four prison guards that failed to care for Scullark-Johnson as he suffered as many as six seizures within a five hour period.

Undisclosed records have shown that the corrections officers responsible for Scullark-Johnson did not document his condition although they did remove his cellmate to another area after the cellmate was complaining that an ambulance should be sent.

This lawsuit has raised a number of questions regarding quality of care within prisons since it has been found that nine state prisoners have died due to the alleged denial of medical care. Another 21 inmates have allegedly suffered critical or very serious injuries due to the denial of care. It is believed that the staffing arrangements that are specified within the state’s contract with Corizon have played a role in the death and injury claims. The staffing arrangement entails nurses leaving by 11 p.m., which means corrections officers are the ones in charge of medical care.

According to court documents, the nurse who had turned away the ambulance for Scullark-Johnson, said to corrections investigators that she was not given adequate information by the overnight officers about the condition of Scullark-Johnson. However, the Corrections lieutenant said that she was informed that at least three seizures occurred and that his cellmate said there were at least six or seven seizures. The officer said that the nurse told him to let Scullark-Johnson sleep.

After turning the ambulance away, the nurse returned an hour later and found Scullark-Johnson face down in his cell and he was not responding. The ambulance then returned and the crew took him to a medical center where he was pronounced dead that night. He was taken off life support the next day.