If you have been injured by a slip and fall on someone else's property because of negligent or dangerous conditions, you may be entitled to collect monetary damages for your injury. The Minnesota personal injury attorneys at Bradshaw & Bryant are aggressive injury lawyers and have recovered substantial settlements for hundreds of individuals who have been wrongfully injured.
With the cold winters in Minnesota, frozen puddles create dangerous, slippery surfaces on walkways. Property owners are legally responsible to maintain a safe environment for visitors. For example, if a property owner's walkway is partially frozen and poses a threat to visitors, they are responsible for de-icing the walkway or posting a caution sign that is visible to people using the path. When they fail to do either of these things and someone is injured as a result, their lack of safety precaution can be considered negligence.
Minnesota does have a statute of limitations for slip and fall claims. This means that anyone injured in a slip and fall accident must file a claim within a certain amount of time, or they will lose their right to collect ANY damages for their injury. That is why it is so important to call a qualified Minnesota personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following your injury - after you have gotten the medical attention that your injury requires, of course.Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC handles Spinal Cord Injuries in Minnesota.
If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a property owner's negligence, there are steps you can take to help your injury attorney file your claim more effectively. First, get all the information you can at the scene of the accident. This includes contact information for all witnesses, the property owner's address, contact info, insurance material, and take photographs of the accident scene if possible.
Second, seek medical attention. Make sure you receive a thorough examination and tell the doctor about any unusual pain, including dizziness, disorientation and/or memory problems. Even something that does not seem significant can develop into a serious medical issue in the future. Your doctor's report should be as specific as possible, as this will likely be used by the court to assess the damages caused by the injury.
Third, contact a respected Minnesota personal injury law firm. The Law Offices of Bradshaw and Bryant focus their practice almost exclusively on personal injury and have a stellar track record of obtaining substantial awards for injury victims and their families. We will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Call now so we have enough time to build a solid case for you before the statute of limitations deadline. We can be reached 24 hours a day seven days a week at 800.770.7008 and we look forward to meeting you for a free consultation.