Premises Liability


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Injured on Someone’s property MN lawyers

Minnesota Premises Liability Lawyer & Attorney

A ‘Premises’ encompases both the interior and exerior of a house or building, including any surrounding outbuildings. If you are injured anywhere on the property of someone’s house, it means you are injured on their premises. The owner of a premises has a legal duty to keep the area reasonably safe for people invited onto the property. This duty includes complying with the MN Building Code, and ensuring the property is in a safe condition.

When the owner is negligent in these duties, they (or most likely their insurance company) can be required to compensate the person who has been injured. This compensation includes medical bills, lost wages, and more. For more information about these types of cases, see What happens if I am injured on someone else’s property?

Unfortunately, Minnesota law generally favors business owners and homeowners over victims in cases where someone is injured on property. As a result, many lawyers will not take injured on property cases. There is a common misperception that the property owner is automatically responsible when someone is injured on their premises. However, that is not true. Nonetheless, the property owner is responsible if they did something wrong or failed to do something they should have done. Therefore, premises cases can be important, particularly if a person is seriously injured.


At the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. our attorneys have successfully handled many injury cases that occurred on the property of a homeowner or business. This cases include slip and fall injuries, trip and fall injuries, and many other types of injuries that can occur on other people’s premises. (In the picture above, our attorney represented a young man injured when the deck of his second-floor apartment balcony collapsed as he stepped onto it.)

If you have been injured on someone’s property, please contact our firm today. The initial consultation is free. Further we will never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.