Seriously injured in a Premises Liability accident? Get help now!
Whenever you enter a commercial building, such as a store or an office, or another person’s house you should feel safe, because you believe that you enter a safe environment. Whether by an actual, verbatim or implicit invitation, you have a right to expect that the building you are about to enter has been kept in working order and maintained in accordance with any applicable federal, state and/or local laws and statutes. You have a right to expect, for example: that the electrical system is not about to catch fire, that the emergency exits are not under lock and key, and that the building’s sprinkling system is operational – to name just a few examples. An accident that happens at the property of another is a serious breach of that trust – not to mention the law.
Premises Liability Case by Case Approach
Every person is a unique human being and the circumstances around their accident and their legal case is also unique and requires a unique and customized approach – not a cookie cutter solution. Towards this end, to each of their clients hurt in an accident at somebody else’s home or commercial space, the Minneapolis premises liability attorneys at Law Offices Of Howard Sussman offer a customized approach to mediation or litigation in order to maximize the financial compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. Our personal injury lawyers combine their many years of experience with an aggressive approach to create a winning strategy – within and without the courtroom – that gets you the monetary compensation that you deserve!
Premises Liability – Accidents and Injuries
Examples of injuries and accidents that may happen due to negligence of another person or business entity in a premises liability case may include but are not limited to:
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Fire Injuries
- Broken and/or Missing
- Inadequate or Defective Security Systems
- Sprinkler System Problems
- Delinquent/Missing/Negligent Security Officer/Staff
- Missing or Outdated Fire Extinguishers
- Bad Lighting or Missing Light Bulbs
- Nonoperational Fire Escape Stairs
- Closed/Locked/Blocked Emergency Exit Doors
- In Extreme Cases Wrongful Death
Premises Liability Laws and Your Rights
There are certain duties that property owners owe to their visitors and you have a right to expect those duties to be fulfilled to a safe extent specified by law, as well as in a manner that protects you from harm. Those rights are not always respected, sometimes even to the point of gross negligence that puts your life and well-being at risk.
Premises liability laws provide you with a defense against property owners, such as store owners, landlords, and property management companies that did not fully – often at all or so it seems – their duty to maintain a property in a safe and working order.
Premises liability laws and statutes provide that property owners are required by law to maintain their premises in a secure and working order to keep all their tenants and visitors safe from harm. If the owner of the property or a hired property management company – even an individual, such as a janitor – fails to repair a defect (a broken light bulb for example), replace an outdated fire extinguisher or sweep snow from a driveway to name just a few tasks that a negligent party may fail to perform a consequence of which is an injury you sustain, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages may often be supplemented by additional cost you incur, such as medical bills or missed wages.
Note: It is important to mention that you may need to act quick – there are statutes of limitations, as well as possible evidence to gather and inquiries to be made, so it’s important that you act fast. For this reason, we recommend that you contact a personal injury law firm right away!
Contact a Minnesota Premises Liability Law Firm
The Law Offices of Howard Sussman works for injured clients throughout Minnesota including the following cities:
- St. Paul
- St. Louis Park
- Golden Valley
- Eden Prarie
- Brooklyn Park
- Maple Grove