Premises Liability

Minneapolis Premises Liability Lawyers

Pursuing Justice After Property Owner Negligence in MN, WI, & ND

Sustaining a serious injury can be disorienting and frustrating, especially when the accident occurs due to negligence. When you suffer preventable harm on third-party premises, such as a grocery store, restaurant, or neighbor’s house, securing experienced representation is crucial to pursue justice and hold negligent parties accountable for damages. 

At Fay & Associates, our Minneapolis advocates have extensive knowledge of premises liability laws in Minnesota to help you file a claim and pursue maximum compensation from negligent property owners. With nearly three decades of experience and a winning track record of results, our premises liability attorneys are well-equipped to guide your steps wisely throughout your case. Our lawyers can help you gather evidence, build a strong case, and fight for the compensation you deserve. 

What Is Premises Liability?

From weekly grocery shopping to getting your car serviced to eating out at your favorite restaurant, we invest trust in property owners and managers to keep us safe on third-party premises. When property owners fail to recognize and resolve known hazards, they may be liable for injuries that occur on their premises—a legal concept known as premises liability law. 

Some common examples of premises liability accidents include: 

  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Tripping over loose carpeting at a store
  • Slipping on slick restaurant floors that lack adequate signage 
  • Inadequate security measures against trespassing
  • Accidents at theme parks or amusement parks
  • Accidents at community or private pools
  • Falling in a shop with inadequate lighting

In Minnesota, property owners are legally obligated to maintain safe premises for guests, patrons, customers, and visitors. If a property owner fails to uphold this duty, resulting in preventable harm, they can be held liable for damages in a premises liability lawsuit.

Our lawyers are committed to holding negligent property owners accountable under premises liability laws. Contact us online to request your free consultation.

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Common Types of Premises Liability Claims 

At Fay & Associates, our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in a wide variety of premises liability claims. Common types of premises liability lawsuits we handle include: 

  • Slip-and-fall accidents: If you were harmed in a slip, trip, or fall due to negligence on third-party property, our seasoned advocates can work tirelessly to recover fair compensation on your behalf. From slipping on slick floors at your local grocery store to tripping over loose wires in a store or business, we can fight to bring all negligent parties to justice. 
  • Dog bites: Under Minnesota’s strict liability rule, dog owners are liable for injuries resulting from their dog’s aggression regardless of whether their animal has attacked before. If you sustained a dog bite injury in the Twin Cities, our determined attorneys can fight to recover damages for medical care, lost wages, and more.
  • Negligent security claims: If you were injured due to insufficient security measures on someone else’s property or business, we can help you file a negligent security claim to seek compensation.
  • Swimming pool accidents: When it comes to negligent property ownership, swimming pool accidents can result in serious injuries. If you or your loved one sustained a wrongful injury in a swimming pool accident, whether it be a private pool at the neighbor's house or a community pool, we can help you pursue justice.
  • Inadequate Maintenance: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition. Cases may arise if a property owner fails to repair or address dangerous conditions such as broken stairs, cracked sidewalks, or malfunctioning equipment.
  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents: Property owners or managers of buildings with elevators or escalators may be held liable for injuries caused by malfunctioning or poorly maintained equipment.
  • Dangerous Conditions on Public Property: Premises liability can also extend to public property, such as government buildings, parks, or sidewalks. Cases may arise if injuries occur due to dangerous conditions that the responsible authority failed to address.
  • Amusement Park Accidents: Visitors to amusement parks may sustain injuries due to malfunctioning rides, inadequate safety restraints, or poorly maintained attractions. In such cases, the amusement park operator may be held liable for negligence.
  • Retail Store Accidents: Customers in retail stores can be injured due to various hazards such as spilled liquids, falling merchandise, or cluttered aisles. Store owners have a duty to regularly inspect the premises and address any dangerous conditions to ensure the safety of their patrons.
  • Construction Site Accidents: Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and injuries can occur to workers and visitors alike due to unsafe conditions, such as exposed wiring, unsecured scaffolding, or inadequate signage. Property owners, contractors, and subcontractors may share liability for accidents on construction sites.
  • Sporting Venue Injuries: Spectators attending sporting events may suffer injuries from hazards such as broken bleacher seats, slippery walkways, or inadequate barriers. Venue operators have a duty to provide a safe environment for attendees, and failure to do so may result in liability for injuries.
  • Restaurant and Bar Incidents: Patrons of restaurants and bars may be injured due to slip and fall accidents, food poisoning, or altercations with other patrons. Owners and operators of these establishments are responsible for maintaining a safe environment and serving food and beverages that meet health and safety standards.
  • Hotel and Resort Accidents: Guests at hotels and resorts may sustain injuries due to hazards such as poorly maintained swimming pools, defective furniture, or inadequate security measures. Property owners and management companies may be held liable for injuries resulting from negligence or failure to provide a safe environment.
  • School and Playground Injuries: Children can be injured on school premises or playgrounds due to defective equipment, unsafe play areas, or inadequate supervision. Schools and educational institutions have a duty to ensure the safety of students and visitors while on their property.
  • Parking Lot Injuries: Visitors to parking lots can suffer injuries from hazards such as potholes, inadequate lighting, or criminal activity. Property owners or operators are responsible for maintaining safe parking facilities and implementing security measures to prevent accidents and crime.
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Advocating for the Wrongfully Injured Since 1997

Our experienced attorneys at Fay & Associates provide comprehensive representation to the wrongfully injured, empowering clients in Minneapolis and beyond to take back their lives after serious injuries. Since 1997, our award-winning lawyers have delivered dependable advocacy to victims of car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, and other tragic events, equipping clients with the financial support they need to focus on their health in life’s most challenging seasons. With free consultations and 24/7 availability, our advocates go above and beyond to give your case the personalized attention it deserves, prioritizing upfront communication and transparency through each step of the legal process.   

If you were injured on third-party premises, call (612) 888-8354 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled premises liability lawyer. Pay nothing until we achieve a fair settlement. 

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