At Bye, Goff & Rohde, we understand that property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. When they fail to do so, innocent people can be seriously injured or even killed. Our Duluth premises liability lawyers have successfully represented many clients in premises liability cases, obtaining compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the legal concept that holds property owners or occupiers responsible for certain injuries or accidents that occur on their premises. In general, property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for visitors, tenants, or customers.
Under premises liability law, if someone is injured or suffers harm due to a dangerous condition on someone else's property, they may have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and related damages. The injured party, known as the plaintiff, must typically prove that the property owner or occupier was negligent in maintaining the premises, which directly caused their injury.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
There are many types of premises liability cases, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Falling objects
- Dog bites
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Construction site accidents
Proving Liability in a Premises Liability Case
In order to win a premises liability case, you must prove that:
- The property owner had a duty to keep the premises safe
- The property owner breached that duty by failing to maintain the property or warn of hazards
- Your injury was caused by the property owner's breach of duty
- You suffered actual damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, or other related losses.
Our Duluth premises liability attorneys have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your case and gather the evidence needed to prove liability. We work with experts in various fields, such as engineering, safety, and medicine, to build a strong case on your behalf.
Compensation for Damages
If you are successful in your premises liability case, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our Duluth premises liability attorneys will work hard to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries and losses.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in MN?
In Minnesota, the statute of limitations determines the time limit within which a lawsuit must be filed. The general statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including premises liability cases, is two years from the date of the injury.
If the lawsuit involves a wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of death.
At Bye, Goff & Rohde, we are fully ready to advocate on your behalf, ensuring that you receive the rightful compensation for the physical injuries and emotional distress resulting from being injured on someone else's property. In addition, we can support you in reclaiming lost wages if you had to take time off work due to your injury, and skillfully negotiate with insurance companies to secure a just settlement.
Brian is an amazing attorney! He was there for me during a really rough time. They were truly there for me anytime I needed anything. He gave me his cell phone number (what attorney does that?) and during my deposition, he came out like SUPER Lawyer.- Shiela
$6.0 Million Drunk Driving Accident
Bye, Goff & Rohde obtained $6,000,000 on behalf of a client who was injured due to a tavern intoxicating an underage driver.
$2.4 Million Distracted Driving Accident
Bye, Goff & Rohde obtained $2,393,000 on behalf of an adult male who suffered serious injuries (including a brain injury) when he was hit by a truck driver who was texting on a cell phone.
$2.3 Million Spinal Cord Injury
Bye, Goff, & Rohde obtained $2,300,000 on behalf of an adult male who suffered a spinal cord injury in a Dodge vehicle.
$2.17 Million Tractor-Trailer Accident
Bye, Goff, & Rohde obtained $2,167,990 on behalf of an adult male who suffered multiple serious injuries including brain damage in a tractor-trailer accident.
$2.0 Million Burn Injury
Bye, Goff, & Rohde obtained $2,000,000 on behalf of an adult female who suffered severe burns as a result of a defective product.
$1.25 Million Pedestrian Accident
Bye, Goff & Rohde obtained $1,250,000 on behalf of a minor who was struck by a vehicle while on a skateboard.