Slip & Fall Accidents

If you have experienced a slip, trip or fall due to the actions or incompetence of another, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact a Minnesota accident lawyer at Beedem Law today.

In 2003, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC announced that in ages 65 and older, the leading unintentional cause of death is slip and fall accidents.

A slip and fall accident typically involves a situation where a person is injured by slipping, tripping and falling due to a dangerous condition. Slip and fall injuries can happen anywhere and at any time.

A fall can result from any of the following:

  • Poor flooring including wet and slippery floors
  • Broken stairs, broken steps, and dangerous stairwells or landing areas
  • Dangerous sidewalks, cracks in sidewalks and potholes
  • Defective, inadequate or inoperative lighting
  • Failure to warn or correct hazardous or dangerous conditions
  • In Minnesota, falls can also result from icy patches or areas where snow has not been adequately cleared

All it takes is one simple phone call to an accident lawyer at Beedem Law. We will take it from there. We focus on managing your case and defending your interests so that you can focus on your health. Our service can mean the difference between an insufficient settlement and a considerable award. We aim to get you every cent that you deserve.

What Should You Do After Being Injured In An Accident?

  1. Keep any clothing and shoes worn during the accident.
  2. Generally avoid making any definitive statements about fault, either to the proprietor or within earshot of insurance adjusters.
  3. Take photos of the scene that clearly show the layout and nature of the hazard.
  4. Write down the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  5. Get the names of the property managers and owners.
  6. Most importantly, seek any medical attention that you may need.

Property law covers slips and falls, since Minnesota law states that the following sorts of incidents fall under its ambit: “slip and falls at commercial establishments caused by liquids or foreign substances; “trip and fall incidents caused by unsafe property conditions; “construction site accidents and, assaults by employees or business patrons in many states, business owners and property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises.” Business owners are expected to keep their stores in safe working condition, with the aisles, passageways, and floors free from dangerous spills and hazards.

If you have been hurt in an avoidable injury owing to negligence in keeping a property safe, your case may be appropriate for pursuing litigation related to premises liability.