While a car wreck is the most commonly known type of a personal injury case, there are other kinds of accidents that cause injuries. For instance, you can be hurt at the grocery store, the mall, or even at your next door neighbor’s house. When the owner of a property fails to maintain the property in a safe condition, an injured person can seek recovery for any damages that are caused by the unsafe conditions.
The time you have to file a case for a premises liability accident is two years from the date of the accident. Some common causes of premises liability cases include:
- Failing to clean up a spill, which creates a slippery and unsafe walking surface.
- Failing to fix or repair cracked sidewalks and other walkways.
- Having no or too low lighting, which creates a darkened pathway that makes it difficult to walk on safely.
In Minnesota, another danger property owners must be aware of is the existence of ice and snow. An accumulation of these things can create hazardous places and result in an accident. If you have been injured while a visitor or invited guest at someone else’s property you are entitled to seek compensation. Of course, there are exceptions to these rules, the most notable exception being the instance where you are not on the property lawfully. A trespasser will not have the right of recovery if injured while on premises belonging to another. For a full and complete legal analysis of your case, call our office and speak with a skilled personal injury attorney today.
If you’ve been hurt in a public place, or while visiting the home of another person, let an experienced attorney help you get a full and fair recovery for your injuries. We help with your case by looking at the facts unique to you and making a proper application of the law to those facts. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney and schedule an appointment today.