Minnesota Slip & Fall Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of Victims
If you slip and fall on a property or within a public area in St. Paul, your life can change in an instant. One outing to the mall could result in a severe fall with devastating injuries, pain and suffering, and disruption of your daily life. Slips and falls can happen for many reasons, such as slippery sidewalks, unsafe walkways, broken stairs, spills on floors, or objects left in a walkway. Every year, there are numerous slip and fall incidents.
A slip and fall accident can cause you to miss many days of work and incur hefty medical bills. Your life might never be the same. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation to cover present and future medical bills, present and future lost wages, and pain and suffering. With the help of our St. Paul slip and fall attorneys at Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, you will have the personal injury representation you need to make a strong claim.
Discuss your case by calling us at (651) 413-9004 today.
Well-Versed in Property Liability
Property owners are responsible for making sure sidewalks and walkways are safe for everyone. However, negligence on the owner’s part can cause a slip and fall that causes a serious injury.
If you have sustained injuries from a fall, the owner or tenant may be liable if they were at fault. Perhaps they didn’t properly maintain a walkway or post necessary warnings, telling people that the area was dangerous. If the owner or tenant had any knowledge about the hazardous condition of the property, they could be held accountable.
Examples of poorly maintained walkways include:
- Spills in retail stores that employees didn’t clean up promptly or at least post wet floor signs
- Icy sidewalks that were not de-iced or shoveled timely
- Large, open holes or defects in walkways that aren’t marked with barricades or warnings
- Poor lighting that makes it difficult to walk safely through an area
- Stairs that are not adequately taken care of
Slip-and-fall incidents can cause victims to sustain various types of harm, including spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, hip, arm, leg, and neck fractures, paralysis, loss of movement, and even death. A fall could send an elderly patient to a rehab facility or a nursing home. The victim might never recover from these serious injuries, and they deserve justice.
At Rogosheske, Rogosheske, & Atkins, we are passionate about seeking justice for injured victims who must navigate the civil courts. Your potential claim is not a matter to postpone or to try to resolve alone. It’s hard for the defendant’s insurance company to take a claim seriously without compelling evidence that a lawyer prepares on your behalf. There are no guarantees that you will recover damages in any accident.
Helping You Navigate Complex Liability Matters
We believe that private property owners and public facility operators should pay for carelessness that results in preventable falls. However, victims must prove their injuries were another party’s fault and why they deserve compensation from the insurance company.
If you’re hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, we can answer questions like the following to help determine whether or not you need legal representation:
- How will you pay the medical bills?
- How will you recover earnings?
- How will you recover damages for pain and suffering?
- How will you cover the cost of a lawyer?
While slip and fall accidents may seem cut and dry, many elements go into a claim. That is why you need our experienced St. Paul slip and fall attorneys representing you and negotiating a settlement for you. At Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, we know the law and how it may apply to your case. We know how the insurance companies are, and we aggressively work for you to seek a meaningful settlement. If the company isn’t willing to negotiate a settlement for your expenses, as well as pain and suffering, we can take them to court on your behalf and have a jury decide. The course your case takes is entirely up to you, and we will advocate for you every step of the way.
Understanding the Process
Immediately after the fall, it’s not clear how much the accident will impact your future. Long after your body attains maximum medical improvement, you will feel the financial impact and have to make physical adjustments to your life. We’ve helped many victims investigate their accident, build a case against the property owner, and convince the insurance company to resolve the claim.
When we help clients seek damages for slip and fall cases, we typically include the following in our demand letter to the at-fault insurance company:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Prescription expenses
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Legal fees and costs
- Punitive damages (i.e. awarded when a jury determines the defendant’s insurance company committed gross negligence or acted in bad faith)
Minnesota tort legislation provides slip and fall victims with the right to seek damages, but they may have to convince a jury of their peers, not just the insurance company. In general, you have two years within which to file your slip and fall claim. If the defendant that caused your injuries was a state or local entity, you might have less time. Ask an attorney to advise you on the statute of limitations in your case.
Contact a St. Paul Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents can be the cause of serious injuries. When it results from someone’s negligence or recklessness, you have the right to hold them accountable for their actions or inaction.
At Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, we will provide the personal injury representation you deserve to work toward recovering the compensation you need. We are committed to helping clients seek favorable settlements or jury awards by thoroughly investigating each claim and choosing the right experts to testify about the incident. Additionally, our lawyers use the contingency fee arrangement to represent new clients, which includes recovering fees and costs from any award obtained on a client’s behalf. You only pay if we win your case. We will gladly explain our fee structure, as we review the merits of your case.
Serving St. Paul Since 1948
Over 50 Years of Collective Experience
Tens of Thousands of People Helped
Hundreds of Jury Trials Handled
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Prepare Every Case for Trial
Backed by over 50 years of combined legal experience and an intimate understanding of the court system, our team knows how to effectively guide clients through their cases.