When you step on someone else’s property, whether it’s a home, a store, or a business, you should not have to fear that you are in harm’s way. Property owners have a basic responsibility to ensure the safety of anyone who comes on their property. Unfortunately, not all property owners take this responsibility seriously and as a result, innocent people get hurt.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident on a property owner or landlord’s premises, you can secure just compensation for your injuries with the help of an attorney at Robert Wilson & Associates. Our team of lawyers is experienced in premises liability in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and we can fight for you as you heal from your injury.
Premises liability cases involve victims of accidents that occurred because a property owner or landlord failed to take adequate precautions or to warn residents or property-goers of certain on-site dangers.
When you’ve been injured in a premises liability case, you may feel rightfully frustrated at the needless pain you are experiencing just because someone didn’t set out a wet floor sign, failed to appropriately maintain a building, allowed toxic chemicals to be left in the open, or was otherwise negligent. Some premises liability accidents cost clients the lives of their family members or cause permanent disability. In these difficult situations, compensation can assist you as you heal.
At Robert Wilson & Associates, our Minnesota premises liability lawyers have the resources necessary to help you fight for compensation from a negligent property owner. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and disability, and it is important that the property owners who allow dangerous hazards to exist on their premises are held accountable for the pain and suffering they cause innocent accident victims.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact us today at (612) 334-3444 to see if you may be eligible for compensation for your injury-related expenses.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Premises liability accidents can be caused by a variety of negligent property owner actions. Some of the most common and damaging accidents that individuals can suffer on someone else’s premises include:
- Slips and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Stair collapse accidents
- Porch collapse accidents
- Falling icicles
If you were hurt on someone else’s property, the owner may be liable for your injuries. Often, slip and fall accidents occur because property owners or managers fail to warn others of potential dangers, or fail to fix hazards that need to be repaired.
Property owners have a duty to warn property visitors of conditions that could cause injuries, such as wet floors, old flooring, and trip and fall hazards. For older adults, slip and falls are one of the number one causes of injuries and deaths, which makes the duty of care that property owners owe to guests and residents even more important. Some common signs of a property owner’s negligence include:
- Cluttered walking areas
- Defective elevators or escalators
- Loose flooring, rugs, or other trip hazards
- Poor lighting
- Inadequate warnings of obstacles
If you have been injured because of a property owner’s negligence, it is important that you do everything possible to hold the responsible party accountable for the unnecessary pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. We at Robert Wilson & Associates would like to help.
Were you injured by a falling icicle?
Icicles are a common winter hazard. However, they can be destructive and deadly.
Icicles can become very dangerous, especially when they fall from homes, apartments and businesses. With above-average snowfall in Minnesota each and fluctuating temperatures, many homes and businesses have dangerous icicles. When falling several stories, icicles can reach speeds of 90 mph. A half-pound, three-inch in diameter icicle, falling at 90 mph, exerts a 1,000-pound force on whatever it hits. This can be dangerous and fatal.
If you or someone you know has been injured by an icicle, contact Robert Wilson & Associates.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Without a lawyer to handle your premises liability case, you may not be able to convince a court that the negligent party was responsible for your injuries. Personal injury lawyers have to prove two elements in premises liability cases. The first element is that the owner of the property had a duty of care owed to you as a visitor or resident. The second element is that the owner’s responsibility for your safety was violated in a preventable act of negligence, such as failing to inspect an escalator regularly or ignoring building codes.
A lawyer will be able to gather evidence in your favor while you focus on healing from your injuries. Few individuals have the resources to match an attorney’s power to obtain building inspection records, documentation of past accidents, legal codes that regulate restaurants and residential homes, or evidence of insurance coverage.
After a premises liability accident, many clients wonder if the injuries they sustained could have been partially their fault. Slip and falls can be difficult cases because clients will blame themselves for their clumsiness, without understanding how much responsibility property owners have to ensure the safety of people on their property.
An attorney can walk you through the common signs of a negligent property owner and help build a case resting on the evidence of that negligence.
Why Choose Robert Wilson & Associates?
Robert Wilson & Associates is a team with almost half a century of combined legal experience. Their tremendous legal insight, coupled with their compassionate and attentive dedication to your rights has for years earned them numerous awards. These include a spot on the Super Lawyers list, membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and recognition as one of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
When you have been injured in a premises liability accident, you want a lawyer who can stand up for you both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, if a satisfactory settlement cannot be easily negotiated. Robert Wilson is an attorney with extensive knowledge and experience. He can secure the maximum possible compensation for your claim, just as he has for hundreds of satisfied clients before you.
Our team is ready to represent you against a negligent landlord or property owner after you or your loved one has been hurt. We understand that these situations are as painful as they are unexpected. We treat each case with the delicate care it deserves as you recover, even as we build an aggressive case against the parties responsible for your accident. We want to make the legal process as simple for you as possible, and we offer our services on a contingency fee basis. Everything we do is free of charge until we win you the compensation you need.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident on someone else’s property, the Minnesota premises liability attorneys from Robert Wilson & Associates are here to help you with your case. Contact our offices at (612) 334-3444 to learn more about your legal rights and options.