Slip & Fall

A property owner or renter is not liable simply because a person falls and is injured on the property. The injured person must prove that the property owner was at fault or to blame.

A property owner may be to blame if the owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition on the property. For example, a property owner has an open hole on the lot without warning notices or barricades. Or if someone spills something in the store and the store employee fails to clean it up in a reasonable time. The key word here is "reasonable". It is up to the injured person to show that the spill was on the floor long enough for employees to know about it.

It is very important to investigate slip and fall accidents as soon as possible to help prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard. Look to see if there are foot prints, dirt or anything else that would show that the substance was on the floor for some time before the fall.

There are many hazards that might cause a fall. Such as a foreign substance on the floor, poor lighting, a defect in the floor or other conditions. In Minnesota one of the most common causes of slip and falls are ice and snow. Property owners should keep their walks shoveled and relatively free of ice and snow.

This area of the law is not simple. If you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident contact the Law Offices of Bob Nehoray to ensure that your rights are protected.



















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