If you experience a slip and fall accident in Alexandria, the resulting injuries can leave you with an extensive recovery, lost wages, and significant medical bills. When your slip and fall accident is the result of someone else’s negligence, it is possible to recover compensation for any damages you sustained.
The best way to determine if you have a viable case is by contacting our experienced legal team at Nelson Personal Injury, LLC for a free consultation. We have a proven track record of success with slip-and-fall cases and can provide you with the professional and experienced representation you deserve.
Do You Have a Viable Slip and Fall Claim?
Determining if you have a viable slip and fall accident claim may be challenging. You (with the help of your attorney) must prove there was a dangerous or hazardous condition that caused the incident and that the property owner knew or should have known about the condition and did not repair, fix or warn of the condition. If y
ou are able to prove this, then it means the property owner was negligent and is responsible for the resulting damages.
Negligence means the property owner breached their duty of care, which is a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner to prevent injuries.
In Minnesota slip and fall injury cases, there are different types of property visitors.
An invitee is someone with permission to come onto the property, usually for a business purpose. A customer visiting a store or shop is the most common type of invitee. Another example is a maintenance worker entering the property to provide their services.
A property owner, manager, or occupier must maintain a safe and hazard-free environment by providing reasonable care. If liquid spills on the floor, it is the duty of the property owner to clean it up before someone falls because of it. If ice or snow accumulate on the property, it is the property owner’s duty to remedy or warn of the condition.
In situations where the hazard is hidden, a property owner may not have been aware of it, which means they may not be liable for any injuries that occur because of it.
A licensee is a person with permission to enter someone else’s property for their interests. Examples of licensees include someone visiting another person’s private home. If the property owner does not provide a warning to a visitor about potential dangers and hazards that they know or should have known about, the property owner may be held liable for injuries that occur.
Hiring our attorneys to help with your claim means you have a team behind you that knows what it takes to successfully handle a slip and fall claim.
Trespassers include anyone who does not have permission to be on the property where they experience an injury.
Usually, property owners do not owe a duty of care to someone trespassing on their property. However, they are also not allowed to willfully harm a trespasser.
If you believe you have a viable slip and fall accident claim because of a property owner’s negligence, contact our experienced legal team for assistance. We can explain what legal options you have.
Determining the Value of Your Slip and Fall Case
Putting a specific value on your slip and fall case is challenging without first reviewing the facts of your claim. Doing this will help our legal team understand the situation that caused your injuries and the injuries and damages you sustained.
When you contact our legal team, we will work to help you receive the maximum compensation possible for several types of recoverable damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses (past, current, and future)
- Medical equipment
- Loss of income or wages because you cannot work;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Prescribed medication; and
- Emotional distress.
The causes of each slip and fall incident is unique. Your claim may be calculated differently from others. It is best to learn the possible value of your slip and fall accident claim by contacting our office and scheduling a free consultation.
How Our Attorneys Will Help with Your Slip and Fall Case
Are you considering seeking compensation for the injuries you sustained in a slip and fall incident? If so, our legal team is here to help. We understand the personal injury laws in the state and how they can impact your claim.
We can deal with the insurance company, and provide guidance each step of the way to help you stay informed about what is happening and provide your options so you can focus on your recovery.
Some of the ways we can help with your case include the following:
- Gather evidence from the accident scene;
- Gather medical records and reports related to your injuries and treatment;
- Interview and collect statements from witnesses;
- Handle all communication with the insurance companies;
- Negotiate the best possible settlement for your claim;
- Start a lawsuit, if necessary.
Do Not Wait to Contact a Minnesota Slip and Fall Attorney for Help with Your Case
If you experience a slip and fall accident, it can be a life-changing event. Because of the serious injuries you may sustain, having an attorney on your side to represent your interests is recommended.
At Nelson Personal Injury, LLC, our legal team is here to help with your case and provide you with advice and guidance at each step of the process. The first step is to contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation.
We understand you may be concerned about the cost of our services; however, we offer personal injury representation on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay us if we help you recover compensation for your injuries and damages. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. Ever.
Do not wait to contact us for more information about your claim. The sooner we are able to work on your case, the higher likelihood of success you will have.