Experienced Representation After a Slip-and-Fall Accident
At Bowden Cyr, PLLC, we have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury matters, including premises liability claims arising out of slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents. Our attorneys possess the ability, experience, and resources to handle cases against private property owners, such as homeowners, employers, and businesses, as well as public property owners, including cities, counties, and the state of Minnesota.
Understanding Minnesota’s Premises Liability Law
Property owners and people in control of property, such as tenants and managers, have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe. This includes regularly inspecting the property, performing necessary maintenance, and warning of any remaining hazards. If a property owner knew or should have known of a dangerous condition and failed to fix the situation or warn others, victims injured because of the condition may seek recovery for their injuries in a premises liability action.
Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Premises liability litigation often arises from slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, which are the most common cause of personal injury after automobile accidents. We can help if you were injured because of any of the following dangerous conditions:
- Spills and fallen merchandise in store aisles
- Failure to post proper warning signs about spills or slick surfaces
- Unsafely stacked shelves
- Uneven pavement or flooring, including carpet
- Defective stairways and damaged steps
- Obstructions on stairs
- Faulty handrails and guardrails
- Unsafe balconies and balcony railings
- Improperly leveled elevators
- Malfunctioning escalators
- Unsecured electrical cords
- Fallen trees and tree branches
- Defective or slippery sidewalks
After a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, it is important to contact a lawyer experienced with personal injury cases right away. Because dangerous conditions are often easily fixable, gathering evidence as quickly as possible after an accident can be critical to building a strong personal injury claim. We are committed to efficiently and thoroughly investigating accidents to maximize our clients’ chances of recovery.
Speak with an Attorney Who Understands Slip-and-Fall Accidents
At Bowden Cyr, PLLC, we approach slip-and-fall cases with the understanding that there is often a reason people fall from a misstep or “clumsiness” that could have been avoided. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, please call 612-254-6409 for a free initial consultation at our Woodbury office or contact us online. We can look into the cause of your accident and determine if compensation may be available to you.