When you take a trip to the Mall of America or Highland Park Aquatic Center, you are looking to have a good time shopping or splashing around. The last thing you want is to suffer a serious injury from a fall because someone failed to clean up a spill or place warning signs around slick areas. Unfortunately, people suffer those types of injuries regularly in Minnesota and Wisconsin. All it takes is one irresponsible or negligent action to create a dangerous situation. And if you are unlucky enough to wander into that dangerous situation, before you know it, you could be lying on your back in pain, needing St. Paul premises liability lawyers.
Sadly, these types of accidents are almost inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer for the mistakes of others. At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we understand how scary a slip and fall injury can be. Unlike when you get into a car accident, you don’t have an insurance policy protecting you from this type of injury, and you can suddenly find yourself facing huge medical bills and years of treatment without any idea of how to pay for it. Our attorneys will determine who is liable for your injury and will help you get the compensation you need and deserve to recover fully from that harm. Our priority in any premises liability claim is getting you the maximum compensation the law allows.
Contact St. Paul Premises Liability Attorneys as Soon as Possible After Suffering an Injury
The Earlier We Get Started, the More Money You Are Likely to Receive
Premises liability laws are relatively strict. Property owners are expected to properly maintain their businesses at all times to ensure the safety of employees and visitors. This means that owners should:
- Clean up messes promptly
- Place mats or regularly mop up water in areas that are likely to be slick (like the deck by a swimming pool or the entryway of a building)
- Place highly visible warning signs around any dangerous areas
- Replace light bulbs promptly after they burn out
- Hire security to monitor the property
- Fix broken railings, floor tiles, or other similar dangers.
When a property owner fails to ensure the safety of others, they are liable for any damages suffered due to that negligence. And property owners — and their insurance companies — are very aware of this liability.
This means that if you are injured on the premises of another party due to negligence, there is a high probability that the property owner will try to hide this fact to avoid paying compensation. They might replace a missing sign, fix a broken rail, or update corporate policies within days . . . or even hours. While this is good for the next potential victim, it obfuscates the evidence of their negligence in your case.
The best way to protect yourself after getting injured is to contact St. Paul premises liability lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law immediately. Our St. Paul premises liability attorneys will start investigating your claims as soon as possible. This promptness allows us to speak with witnesses before their memories start to fade and uncover evidence of negligence before the property owner can cover their tracks. Every day you wait increases the likelihood that evidence disappears forever, and this decreases the amount of compensation we can get for you.
The other reason to consult with us early is the statute of limitations laws in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These laws limit you to 6 years and 3 years, respectively, to take legal action in a personal injury claim. That may seem like a long time, but it can seemingly disappear in an instant if you are recovering from a serious injury or your attorney needs to do extensive investigations. Even if you don’t intend to file a lawsuit immediately, the earlier you contact our St. Paul premises liability lawyers, the more quickly we can act should you eventually decide to sue.
How St. Paul Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help
Before our attorneys can get you compensation for your injuries, we need to prove negligence by the liable party. Proving negligence requires extensive knowledge of the laws about premises liability, familiarity with how property owners are negligent, and a deep understanding of the types of injuries this negligence can cause. Our lawyers use that experience and knowledge to investigate your case. Our team will:
- Interview witnesses to the incident
- Find and potentially subpoena physical evidence like video recordings
- Ensure that you get evaluated by a physician who handles your type of injuries
- Compare your injuries and your claim to similar cases to determine the approximate value
- Collect documentation of all of the above for use in negotiations or at trial.
Once we have collected enough evidence to prove negligence, we will send a demand letter to the liable party. This letter demonstrates the extent of the evidence we have and the amount of money you will accept to cover your losses and suffering.
Typically, this will result in the insurance company of the property owner contacting us for negotiations. This is the best-case scenario and usually results in a negotiated settlement in weeks or even days. If the insurance company makes a fair offer, you should be getting the money you need to recover very soon.
Of course, few cases go that easily. Often there are disputes over evidence and the facts of the case. In many cases, we will have to file a lawsuit with the court on your behalf. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean your case will go to trial. After several rounds of motions, most cases end with a negotiated settlement that prevents the need for a trial. This just means your case might take a bit longer to get to effectively the same result.
Why Choose Tyroler Leonard Injury Law
St. Paul Premises Liability Attorneys Who Care
What makes the attorneys at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law the right choice for your premises liability claim? We have the experience you’re looking for, regardless of the circumstances of your accident.
Are you laid up and unable to work after getting hurt? Our St. Paul premises liability lawyers understand how much pain you are in and your limitations. We will schedule meetings at the best times for you and meet you wherever you need. Because recovering from a serious injury saps your strength and energy, we know to keep meetings short and not waste your time, while still providing you with all the information you need. Our attorneys care about your health and speedy recovery and will make every effort to ensure that we don’t do something to prolong your incapacitation.
Alternatively, if you are like many of our clients, your biggest concern might be receiving constant communication from our law firm. Many clients feel comfortable only when they know exactly what is going on and can contact their lawyers any time they have questions. That is completely reasonable, and if it describes you, we have good news. Our attorneys provide all clients with their personal cell phone numbers and make themselves available any time of day or night. Our staff uses texting, email, and phone calls to contact clients. No matter what form of communication you prefer or when you want to be contacted, your needs will be met at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law.
Finally, you might be worried that your case is too complicated or too difficult to win. That isn’t something that concerns us at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law. We have a reputation for taking and winning some of the toughest trials in our field. When other law firms are faced with extremely difficult trials, they often call on our lawyers to try the case. There is no challenge too hard for our law firm, and we encourage you to bring your most complicated cases. If you are trying to decide who to choose to try your premises liability case, who can you trust more than the law firm that other attorneys trust to try their cases?
Frequently Asked Questions
While most people know what to do after a car accident, they don’t know how to respond to other types of accidents. This confusion about what to do immediately after an accident and what to expect during the case can lead to problems. We try to prevent those problems by answering your questions before you think to ask them.
What should I do if the property owner tries to get me to sign something absolving them of liability?
Many businesses (or the insurance companies that represent them) will try to force you to sign paperwork absolving them of responsibility. They may tell you that if you don’t sign it, you can’t get any money. Regardless of what they claim, you should always refuse to sign and contact St. Paul premises liability attorneys at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law immediately. While we may eventually recommend you sign something like that in return for compensation, it will only be after we have fully assessed your case and the value of the offer.
How long will I have to wait to get paid?
Typically, premises liability claims will take anywhere from a few weeks to many years, depending on how complicated your case is and whether or not the case goes to trial. If the case ends with a negotiated settlement, you will often get paid in less than a year and possibly in just a few months. However, if the case goes to trial, you will probably need to wait at least a year to get paid. We will always do our best to get you compensation as quickly as possible.
What types of injuries count as a premises liability claim?
You are eligible for a premises liability claim after being injured if the negligence of the property owner resulted in the harm you suffered. Common examples include:
- Falling due to poor maintenance
- Being assaulted due to a lack of security
- An employee getting hurt due to a lack of safety equipment or training
- Animal attacks because an animal wasn’t properly secured
- Food poisoning because of poor safety procedures in a restaurant.
These are all examples of one party’s negligence resulting in someone getting hurt.
How much will a premises liability lawyer cost me?
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we take a percentage of the money that we win for you as our fee. This means we get paid only if we get you money. One of our attorneys will explain the full details of our fee structure during your free consultation.
Do I have a premises liability case if I was trespassing?
Depending on the circumstances, you might. Even if you weren’t invited to be on the property, you have some protections. For example, a property owner can’t intentionally set traps designed to maim or kill. If you were trespassing and were injured, you should consult with experienced attorneys immediately.
Do you have additional questions about premises liability law? Our lawyers will answer them all during your initial consultation.
Premises Liability Lawyers in St. Paul
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we take pride in our ability to handle difficult cases and be responsive to the needs of our clients. If you have been injured in a premises liability case, let our law firm show you how these traits can help you get money.