Bloomington Slip and Fall Attorney
Many slip and fall injuries are the result of negligent owners that have failed to keep their property safe. Victims often face mounting medical bills, lost wages and many months of physical therapy. Have you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, and are not sure if you have a case?
Reach out to a licensed Bloomington slip and fall attorney from TSR Injury Law to learn about your potential legal options. We have decades of experience providing legal counsel to Minnesota residents and have recovered millions in compensation. Richard Ruohonen helped obtain $156,000 for a client who fell off of a stairway platform with no guardrail and suffered a fracture. He also served as president of the Minnesota Association for Justice’s Board of Governors from 2018 to 2019.
We offer the opportunity to discuss your claim with us during a free consultation with absolutely no obligation to take legal action. Our firm is available 24/7 to take your call or chat online. There are no upfront fees if we take on your slip and fall case and we only get paid when we win.
Call us today at (612) TSR-TIME.
Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?
Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of others that are legally on their property. In order to do this, property owners must take certain measures to ensure that their property is free of hazards. They must also foresee any potential risks and take necessary action to fix those risks.
In order to determine if you have a valid case, your lawyer will need to establish that negligence was the cause of your accident. He or she will determine the following:
- The at-fault party owns or occupies the property or land
- The victim was legally allowed on the property when the accident took place
- The accident occurred due to the property owner’s failure to take proper care of the premises
It must be established that the dangerous condition existed on the property and that if the property owner had fixed the issue, the slip and fall accident may have been avoided. Some key points your lawyer may consider, include:
- Was there a reason the area was hazardous? For example, did rain cause the floor at the entrance of the store to become wet?
- Was the hazard there long enough for the property owner to become aware of it?
- Is there a procedure in place for inspecting hazardous conditions on the property?
- Did the property owner take steps to make the hazardous condition safer?
- Was there proper signage in place to warn others of the hazardous condition?
Proving liability is a difficult task and requires thorough knowledge of Minnesota personal injury and premise liability laws that may affect your situation. Having an experienced lawyer on your side to guide you throughout the legal process can be highly beneficial for slip and fall victims.
Seek out legal guidance from our firm at TSR Injury Law. If you have a case, we will work hard to get to the bottom of your situation and pursue compensation for the damages you incurred.
What is My Case Worth?
It is difficult to put an exact value on slip and fall cases as each incident is unique. Depending on the details of the incident and the extent of the injuries the victim suffered, a plaintiff may be able to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages typically include the financial losses the vicitm has sustained as a result of the accident and may include:
- Lost wages from missing work
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Assistive medical equipment
- Prescription medication
- Lost ability to earn income
- Cost of caregiver
Victims may also be eligible to obtain non-economic damages. These damages can be difficult to calculate as they do not have a specific monetary value however, they may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Bloomington, find out how a lawyer from our firm may be able to help you.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to get started.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Injury cases that are handled by an experienced injury lawyer result in greater financial compensation compared to claims where the plaintiff has no legal representation.
Below, we discuss several reasons why having a lawyer can be beneficial to your claim.
Investigating the Accident
One of the first steps in building a strong case is conducting a thorough investigation. Cases are only as strong as the evidence provided. If we determine that you have a case, our Bloomington slip and fall attorneys will proceed with the following steps:
- Documenting your personal account of how the accident occurred
- Gathering medical documentation that links your injury to the accident
- Obtaining police or accident reports
- Collecting witness statements
- Taking photographs of the scene and your injuries
- Working with accident reconstruction specialists to get a clear picture of the accident
Negotiating a Fair Settlement
Once the investigation has been completed, our attorneys can determine the value of your claim and start the negotiation process. We will handle all communication on your behalf with the other involved parties and insurance companies. Unlike the insurance company, we have your best interests in mind. If the insurance company offers you a lowball settlement, we will negotiate a just and fair settlement. In the event your claim is denied unfairly, we are prepared to help you through the appeals process.
Seeking compensation for your injuries can be an overwhelming process. At TSR Injury Law, we work tirelessly on behalf of our clients’ and are available to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Common Causes of Slip and Falls Accidents
Slip and falls are categorized into three types of accidents:
- Step and Fall: Falling over an unexpected hole or hazard located in your walking path
- Trip and Fall: Tripping over a foreign object in your path that causes you to fall
- Slip and Fall: Losing your footing and slipping on a wet or slippery surface
Dangerous hazards that commonly lead to a slip and fall accident include:
- Cluttered floors
- Loose floorboards
- Wet floors
- Torn carpeting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Recently mopped floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose wiring
- Snow or ice build up
- Poorly lit areas
- Waxed floors
Property owners are required to have a plan in place to effectively address and maintain these issues. Certain steps a property owner can take to prevent an accident from occurring include quickly cleaning up spills on wet surfaces, placing caution signs, or fencing off the hazardous area. The property owner’s failure to take on these safety protocols could lead to a liability issue.
During your free consultation, our slip and fall attorneys can examine the cause of your accident and determine whether you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Contact Our Minneapolis Slip and Fall Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation. We can review your claim and determine if you have a valid case to seek compensation.
We are available 24/7 and only get paid if we successfully obtain compensation on your behalf.
Our office is located approximately 17 minutes away from the historical Mill City Museum.
Call us right now at (612) TSR-TIME to get started.