Minneapolis Slip and Fall Lawyer
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can leave victims with medical bills, lost wages and long recovery times. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury in an accident that could have been prevented, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for the damages you have sustained.
For help to determine if you have a case, contact a Minneapolis slip and fall attorney at TSR Injury Law today. We have decades of combined experience handling slip and fall cases and a proven record of success. Our partners, Steven Terry and Richard Ruehonen, are consistently named on Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers list and our entire legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients.
Your initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm is free, there are no upfront fees if we take on your case and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
Determining if you have a slip and fall case can be difficult. The injured victim must prove that there was a dangerous condition that caused the accident and that the property owner failed to correct the problem. In this case, negligence means that the property owner violated his or her duty of care. A duty of care is the legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner to help prevent an injury.
Generally, there are three descriptions of property visitors, including: invitees, licensees and trespassers:
An invitee is a person who has permission to enter the property, typically for a business purpose. A common example of an invitee is a customer visiting a shop or store. Another prime example is a maintenance provider who enters the property to perform his or her service.
Property owners, or those left in charge of the premises, are required to maintain a safe environment by providing reasonable care. For example, if liquid spills onto the floor, it is the property owner’s duty to clean up the spill before someone slips and falls.
However, if a hazard is not in plain view, the property owner may not have known about it and would likely not be held liable for any injuries.
A licensee is someone who has permission to enter another person’s property for his or her own interests. An example of a licensee is a guest visiting another person’s private home.
Property owners have a duty to inform guests of any dangerous conditions that exist on his or her property. If the owner fails to warn a visitor of potential dangers, the property owner may be held liable.
A slip and fall attorney will have the task of proving that the property owner had prior knowledge of the hazard, and that the injury you sustained was caused by that dangerous condition.
A trespasser is any person who does not have legal permission to be on the property where he or she was injured.
Generally, property owners do not have a duty of care to trespassers. However, the property owner cannot willfully harm the trespasser.
If you believe that you have a slip and fall case due to the negligence of a property owner, we encourage you to contact an experienced Minneapolis slip and fall attorney to learn about your potential legal options.
Call us today at (612) TSR-TIME.
What is the Value of My Case?
It is difficult to put an exact value on your case without reviewing your claim to understand the circumstances that caused your injury or the damages you have suffered. If our lawyers at TSR Injury Law represent you, we will work hard to pursue maximum compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses – past, current and future medical bills
- Loss of income from the inability to work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Prescribed medication
- Assistive medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Since the incident that causes each case is unique, your claim could be calculated differently from others. Learn the potential value of your claim by contacting our Minneapolis slip and fall lawyers.
How Can a Lawyer Help My Case?
If you are considering seeking compensation for your injuries, we recommend hiring a skilled lawyer who understands personal injury laws in Minnesota and how they may affect your claim. An experienced lawyer will guide you step by step and keep you informed throughout the legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
If you have a valid case and we represent you, the lawyers at TSR Injury Law will:
Gather Evidence from the Scene
Slip and fall claims need tangible proof to build a solid case. Our lawyers will collect evidence from the scene of the accident, including photos of where you were injured and any other obstacles that may have caused you to fall.
Sometimes it is also necessary to hire a professional accident reconstructionist to get a better understanding of how the incident occurred.
Obtain Medical Documentation
Medical documentation is critical for a personal injury case. First and foremost, it protects your health by ensuring all of your injuries, including those that cannot be seen – such as a head trauma, are discovered and treated. Secondly, it provides invaluable proof of when the accident happened, along with the full extent of your injuries.
We will gather your medical records to use as evidence. If you have a pre-existing condition, we will also collect paper work that discloses this information.
Collect Witness Statements
Our lawyers will include statements from eye witnesses, whenever possible, to build the strength of your case.
Handle Insurance Companies
Insurance companies generally cover the damages for these types of accidents. However, it is important to know that insurance companies are a business, and their primary role is to profit for the company, not to protect your best interests.
We know the lengths insurance adjusters will go to in an attempt to devalue your claim, and we will ensure that those tactics are not being used.
Our lawyers are avid negotiators. If we feel that the value of your case is not being met by insurance providers, we will fight tirelessly to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with us. Contact us today to learn more.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall incidents happen for a number of different reasons. Some of the common hazardous conditions that may lead to this type of accident include:
- Uneven flooring
- Spilled liquids
- Gaps in pavement
- Bumps in carpet
- Damaged or broken steps
- Falling debris
- Cracks or holes in sidewalk
- Inadequate lighting
- Ice or snow
- Wet floors
- Waxed floors
- Cords on floor
Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can cause minor wounds that heal quickly, but in many cases, victims may suffer from serious injuries that require long-term medical treatment. Some common injuries from slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Bruising or scarring
- Knee damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Sprained wrists or ankles
- Dislocations or muscle strains
If the property owner failed to act reasonably and caused you to suffer harm, reach out to our Minneapolis slip and fall lawyers at TSR Injury Law today.
Contact a Minneapolis Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents can be life changing events. Our slip and fall lawyers are ready to discuss the merits of your claim and if we believe you have a case, we can explain the legal options that may be available to you. We are available 24/7 and can schedule your free consultation at whatever time is most convenient for you.
There are upfront costs if we take on your case and we only get paid if we help you obtain compensation.