Slips, Trips & Falls

Minnesota Lawyer for Dangerous Conditions

A business or property owner has the responsibility to provide a reasonable safe environment to its customers or patrons, if it fails to meet that responsibility and someone is injured the business may be financially liable.  When someone is injured due to a dangerous condition at a business a claim may be filed with the business’ insurance company for benefits which may include compensation for missed time from work, medical bills, and pain and suffering. 

There are No “Simple” Injury Claims

Premise liability issues and dealing with insurance companies is a complex process.  The reality is that the insurance company’s interests differ from your own, regardless of how simple the claim may seem.  This is way it is extremely important for you to consult with an attorney to make sure your legal rights and interests are protected. 

Work with an Experienced Injury Attorney to Resolve Your Claim

When you work with the legal team at Bennerotte & Associates, you send a serious message to the insurance companies that you will not settle for less than your injury claim is worth. If the insurance company questions the seriousness of the injury to minimize your payment, we will obtain an independent and objective medical evaluation.  We stay a step ahead of the insurance companies and don’t stop fighting until we win.  

Injuries in Grocery Stores, Malls and Other Places

Regardless of where your injury took place, the business has a duty to provide a safe environment clear of spills or other potential hazards.  Uneven walkways, unmarked hazzards, spills and failing to clear snow and ice can all lead to a premise liability injury. 

Common Injuries Caused by Slips & Falls in Public Places

Slip and fall situations are chaotic by nature; when someone unexpectedly loses their balance they tend to fall in an awkward way which can cause any number of injuries.  Some of the most common types of injuries caused by a slip & fall accident include: 

  • Injuries to Wrist Hand or Arm (often from trying to catch yourself or “break” the fall)
  • Broken / Sprained / Shattered Hip
  • Knee Damage (which can often be difficult to detect)
  • Cuts or Bruises
  • Spine injury or other back-related injuries
  • Shoulder dislocations 
  • Muscle strains

Free Consultation - No Payment Unless We Win

Contact us today to learn more about how we can handle your slip and fall injury claim.  There is no cost to get started . Your attorney fees are paid by the recovery that we secure on your behalf.  That means that if we can’t get you paid, you pay us nothing.  Call today to get started with a free initial consultation.  One of our attorneys can answer your questions over the phone, at the hospital, or in our office in Eagan.

Twin Cities Slip and Fall Injury Attorney

Premises liability cases, commonly referred to as slip-and-fall cases, involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance or unsafe and dangerous conditions on a property owned by someone other than the accident victim. Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises.

Common situations giving rise to premises accidents include uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, buildup of ice or snow, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps.

When accidents or injuries occur to visitors or tenants, the owner of the property may be legally responsible if it was negligence or recklessness that led to the injury. We are committed to identifying the exact nature of the property owner's negligence and establishing how this negligence caused our clients' injuries.

THE BASIC TYPES OF SLIP, TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

  • Slip-and-fall — Due to a wet, icy or slippery substance on the floor or a store, building, parking lot or sidewalk.
  • Trip-and-fall — As the result of an uneven sidewalk, an elevator which is not level with the floor it stops on or an object such as a box located in the aisle of store.
  • Step-and-fall — Most frequently occurring when someone steps into a hole in the ground which they would not expect, such as a pothole or uncovered manhole.

DO YOU HAVE A CASE?

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in a slip-and-fall, call Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., at 651-587-8423 to set up a free, confidential consultation. You may also contact us with our online form.