DRIVEWAY THAT IS NOT SANDED OR SALTED CAN CAUSE INJURY
This is an icy time of year in Minnesota, with weather reports of wet snow and then colder temperatures, so don’t forget to sand and salt your driveway. Of course you want to keep your guests and family (and yourself) safe from being injured — the key is to get out and do it. Every year our slip and fall injury lawyers represent people who are injured in this type of accident at a friend’s house or family member’s house. If you invite people to your home, it is responsible to make sure that you have adequate lighting and a safe driveway and walkway for them to get into your house.
When our lawyers do represent people injured in in a slip fall accident at a family member’s or friend’s house, the homeowner-friend we are bringing the claim against is usually understanding of the situation and is satisfied that their homeowner’s insurance will pay the damages. Rarely have been cases where the situation causes conflict between the friends or family, and they always get over it. Our accident injury attorneys have also had many cases in Minnesota brought by mail deliverers, pizza delivery drivers, etc. after being injured on someone’s property, such as a slip and fall.
Our recommendation to the homeowner is to avoid the icy driveway or walkway accident to begin with by keeping your property clean and safe for guests and visitors. And if someone ever is injured on your property, try not to get too stressed out about the legal issues. Just turn the case over to your homeowner’s insurance and they will take care of it for you – that’s why you bought the insurance to begin with. If someone is injured on your property, you should want your homeowner’s insurance to cover their medical bills and other compensation. Of course, if YOU are ever injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you should call and speak with a slip fall lawyer at our office for a free consultation. We are Minnesota personal injury attorneys and our injury lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience successfully handling hundreds of slip and fall cases. The initial consultation is free, and we only charge based on a percentage of the compensation you receive.
We have big firm experience, but we are also able to provide small firm attention. An attorney can meet with you to discuss your slip fall injury at our offices in Minneapolis, Edina, Woodbury, and St. Louis Park. Our lawyers also meet people at their homes in many surrounding cities including Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Maplewood, St. Paul, etc.