Surprisingly, slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that over 16,000 people die each year from such incidents. Many other slips, trips and falls result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, paralysis and neck injuries.
In Minnesota, property and business owners have the important responsibility of keeping their premises in reasonably safe condition. Unfortunately, many fail to fulfill this responsibility.
Our slip, trip and fall attorneys handle a wide range of claims, including injuries or death from:
- Slippery Floors;
- Failure to Remove Snow or Ice;
- Swimming Pool Accidents;
- Poor Lighting;
- Unmarked, Uneven Walking Surfaces;
- Holes or Cracks in Pavement or Concrete; and
- Loose Steps or Handrails.
SLIP TRIP & FALL LAWSUIT TIMELINES
Under Minnesota’s statute of limitations, a person who suffers an injury from a slip, trip or fall must bring their claim within six years from the date of the incident. If the injury results from a construction defect, the action must be brought within two years from the discovery of the injury or ten years after substantial completion of the construction project.
KNOWLEDGEABLE SLIP TRIP & FALL LAWYERS
Slip, trip and fall cases can be very challenging. At the Brown Law Offices, P.A. we represent clients who have suffered a serious injury as the result of a slip, trip or fall. Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and have obtained many favorable settlements for injury victims. Slip, trip and fall cases are accepted on a contingency basis, so you pay no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
DAMAGES RECOVERABLE BY INJURY VICTIMS
In order to build a strong slip, trip or fall case, it must be demonstrated that the property or business owner caused an unsafe condition, was aware of the dangerous condition but failed to correct it or should have been aware of the condition and corrected it as a reasonable person would have done. Injury victims, and their family, may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and punitive damages.