If you suffer a slip-and-fall accident, whether in a store, an apartment building or on an icy sidewalk/parking lot, you may wonder who is responsible for your injuries. While the answer to this question can certainly vary depending on your specific situation, in many cases the owner of the property may be accountable.
In fact, under Minnesota premises liability law, property owners ― such as store owners and landlords ― have a duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition for all invitees, including customers and visitors. This means they need to keep their properties free from hazards that may result in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents.
If they fail to live up to this duty, and you slip and fall as a result, the property owners may be liable for any resulting injuries ― particularly if they created the dangerous condition or if it existed long enough that they should have known it was there. They may also be liable for your injuries if they knew of the dangerous condition and did nothing to warn you.
Ultimately, however, this area of the law can be quite complex, especially since legal liability may be different in every situation. This is why it is always best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following a slip-and-fall accident on someone else's property.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in slip-and-fall accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. To learn more, contact the experienced and tenacious attorneys at Meshbesher & Associates. We will explain your options and walk you through the legal process from start to finish.
Whether your injury is the result of uneven floors, debris/spillage in aisles, broken stairways, cracks in tile, poorly maintained carpeting or anything in between, we can help. Call our Minneapolis office today at 612-332-2000 for your FREE initial consultation. You can also reach us online.