MN Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Every year, many people are injured in Minnesota from a slip and fall accident, often on someone else’s property. Contrary to popular belief, the property owner is not automatically responsible just because someone is injured on their property. However, the property may be responsible for the slip fall injury if the property owner did something wrong, e.g. failed to remove the ice, or did not sand or salt the property. The most common defense our slip and fall lawyers hear from insurance companies is that our clients should have watched where they were going and been more careful. However, there are occasions where businesses or homeowners allow snow and ice to build up, or go without attention for too long, causing even the most careful person to fall and injure their self. Sometimes these falls result in a serious and permanent injury.
Experienced Minnesota Slip and Fall Lawyers
Our lawyers have 25 years’ experience representing people injured in slip and fall accidents in MN. Generally, what we have to consider when deciding to take on a new slip fall case is whether the injury is severe enough (usually requiring surgery) to justify the required commitment of time and money, and whether there is something unusually bad about the area where our client fell. (Please get lots of pictures as soon as possible after the accident.) When people call us to say that they slipped and fell and were injured, they really don’t know if they have a case that can be successfully pursued, but our lawyers are always willing to provide you with a free consultation to discuss the details of your situation and help you understand if you have a case. At a minimum, we can give you some advice on how to get your medical bills paid, and if we can take your case, our MN slip and fall attorneys will get you the full compensation your are entitled to.
Other types of Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Cases We Take
While many of the cases our lawyers handle involve slipped and fell on ice and snow, trip and fall accidents or slip and fall accidents can happen any time of year – outdoors and indoors. We frequently represent people who have been injured by falling at a store because of liquid or some substance on the floor, or they fall because they tripped on something left on the floor like a pallet, or because of bad stairs, or in other situations. For more information about these types of cases, see What happens if I am injured on someone else’s property?
Because the law in Minnesota generally favors the business or homeowner over the victims of a fall, there are many law firms who will not handle slip and fall cases. At the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. our lawyers have handled numerous slip and fall cases to successful resolution in many cities throughout Minnesota. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience helping hundreds of accident victims get fair compensation for their injuries. We provide big firm experience and small firm attention. Please call us as soon as possible so that a top slip and fall accident lawyer can investigate your case and fully explain your rights to you. Our attorneys can discuss your slip and fall case at our offices in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Edina, and Woodbury MN. We also frequently meet people at their homes to discuss slip and fall injury cases in St. Paul MN, White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Rogers, Chanhassen, Chaska, Prior Lake, Apple Valley, and other cities throughout Minnesota.