Premises Liability

Injured on Someone's property MN lawyers
Injured on Someone’s property MN lawyers

Minnesota Premises Liability Lawyer & Attorney

“Premises” means a house or building, together with its land and outbuildings. If you are injured at a business or at someone’s house, anywhere on their property, 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 includes being compliant with the MN Building Code, and generally maintaining the property in a safe condition.

When the owner is negligent in these duties, the owner (or most likely their insurance company) can be required to compensate the person who has been injured. This 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?

Unfortuntely, the law in Minnesota generally favors business owners and homeowners over the victims of an injury on property. Therefore, many lawyers will not take these types of injury cases. It’s definitely not as simple as saying the property owner is automatically responsible when someone is injured on their premises – which is a common misconception. However, premises cases can be important, particularly if a person is seriously injured.


At the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. our attorneys have successfully handled numerous injury cases occurring on the property of a homeowner or business. This includes 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 who was injured when he stepped out on the second floor balcony of his apartment, and the deck collapsed.)

If you have been injured on someone’s property, please contact our firm to discuss your potential case with a lawyer. Our lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience representing people throughout Minnesota. The initial consultation is free, and we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.