St. Paul Personal Injury Lawyer
Imagine a world without stairs. Chances are there would be a lot of single level buildings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. A building cannot subsist on elevators alone, as stairs need to be present in emergency situations. Without stairs, our world would be much different and possibly even more difficult to live in.
Because we need stairs nearly every day of our lives, it is important that they are in good repair. This means that they need to be tight, banisters need to be in place to avoid falls, and no obstacle should be in the way. The design also needs to be sound.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a staircase accident, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible with the help of a Minneapolis personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will be able to negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a settlement that works for you. If the insurance company will not agree on a proper settlement, then the case can go to trial.
Holding Responsible Property Owners Liable
We investigate every aspect of the case in order to determine where the negligence occurred and why. This information, along with maintenance records and witness statements can be used to build your case. We also use your medical records and expert witnesses when needed to show the impact that the accident has had on your life.
Some of the reasons behind staircase accidents include:
- Poorly constructed stairs
- Slip and fall accidents
- Poorly maintained stairs
- Poorly designed staircases
- Staircase collapse
- Staircase accidents involving children
These are accidents that can happen anywhere at any time. The injuries that can result include head and brain injuries, back and head injuries, broken bones, tissue and muscle tears, and many others that can take time to recover from. This means time away from work, medical bills, and other factors that will lead to expenses.
Building A Solid Premises Liability Case
Staircase accidents do fall under the category of premises liability, which means that the insurance company that covers the property will come into the picture. It is our responsibility to build a strong case by gathering the evidence and using that evidence to negotiate with the insurer. There is a good chance they will not offer adequate compensation, but your St. Paul personal injury attorney has a history of getting insurance companies throughout Minnesota to pay settlements that will take care of lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.
Contact A Minneapolis Personal Injury Attorney
There are many stairs throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis, which means accidents can and do happen. Perhaps a stair breaks, the proper safeguards are not put in place, or someone leaves an obstacle in the way that causes a major fall. Whatever the case, someone’s negligence contributing to the accident means they could be held liable. If you or a loved one has been involved in a staircase accident due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. To learn more, call Swor & Gatto at 651-454-3600 or toll free at 800-452-5017 for a free phone consultation.