St. Paul, MN Property Accident Injury Attorneys
When a person suffered an injury or loss on a landowner, or occupiers, property, they may have the right to recover compensation. Due to the complex nature of these cases, hiring leading St. Paul, MN property accident injury attorneys are recommended.
The owners, occupiers, and managers of a property have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for anyone who is lawfully on a property. When these parties fail to do so, and an accident occurs, they could be liable.
Retail Store Accidents
Retail stores are supposed to keep their walkways clear and free from hazards. They should be kept clean, and post warning signs whenever there is a possible obstruction (i.e. spilled liquid). There are strict laws that require steps to be taken in order to reduce the likelihood of an accident. Unfortunately, retail stores might ignore a hazard or obstruction. When they do, and an accident occurs, they may owe the victim compensation for their losses. Our firm has filed claims against:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping centers
- Outlet malls
- Gas stations
- + More
How Accidents Happen
As leading property accident injury attorneys in St. Paul, MN, many of our cases involve similarities. For example, most accidents happen because of one of the following:
Broken or Missing Handrails – By law, under regulations of insurance companies, and according to local municipal rules, properties must place handrails on stairs, ramps, or other necessary locations. Some owners do not comply with these rules, and fail to include a handrail or replace ones that are damaged. If a person goes to rely on a handrail for support, but they are injured as a result of a missing or broken handrail, the premise can be liable.
Poor Lighting – Parking lots, hallways, walkways, and stairways must be properly lit up. This is so those on the property can see where they are going, as well as have visible surroundings. Poor lighting not only could lead to a trip or slip and fall, but also criminal activity, such as assault.
Slippery Surfaces – Rain, ice, snow, and liquids can be brought into a premise or spilled onto the floors. As soon as they are noticed, a warning sign should be placed while the facility calls on the appropriate person to clean it up. In general, premises have a short amount of time to get spills cleaned. If any liquids are ignored, and someone slips and falls, there could be grounds for a premise liability claim. The same applies for slip and falls in parking lots that are icy, full of potholes, or other obstructions. A St. Paul, MN property accident injury attorney should be consulted.
Trip and Falls – These are one of the most common types of accidents. Carpets, rugs, floor mats, wires, cables, cords, display items, and other objects can act as an obstruction. It is very easy for these things to go unnoticed by someone who is passing by or focusing on something other than the unexpected hazard.
Tripping – Although slip and falls are one of the most common types of premise liability accidents, trips and falls are also very frequent. Rugs, carpets, uneven flooring, electric cords, or display items can be a hazard.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a dangerous hazard on another person’s property, please call one of our St. Paul, MN property accident injury attorneys at Johnston | Martineau PLLP.