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Premises Liability

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

When property owners fail to fix faulty walkways and clean up spills, innocent people can get seriously injured. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for the medical bills, lost wages and other losses you have suffered.

At Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A., our lawyers have significant experience handling slip-and-fall accidents for clients throughout Minnesota.

Falling Accidents and Negligence

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur anywhere — supermarkets, hotels, gas stations, apartment buildings. When the property owner should have known about the hazard, or did know about it but did not take measures to fix it, negligence has occurred.

We handle a wide range of slip-and-fall accident cases, including those involving:

  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Cracks in sidewalks
  • Tears in carpets
  • Spills on supermarket floors
  • Snow and ice on walkways
  • Improperly designed staircases
  • Faulty railings

Our attorneys have the experience to determine the extent of your injuries and how they will impact you in the short and long term. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts to build your case and to counter the claims of the opposition.

Dog Bites

Dog bite injuries are considered strict liability cases under Minnesota premises liability law. This means any unprovoked attacks are actionable — there are no free bites.

Dog bite attacks can have harmful consequences for victims, including:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Permanent facial scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Rabies

Sadly, many dog bite victims are children. Dogs may interpret a playful child as a threat and react with aggression. It is not the innocent child’s responsibility to avoid this peril. That burden lies strictly on the shoulders of the dog owner.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered due to a dog bite or slip-and-fall injury, our attorneys are here to help you seek compensation for your losses. Contact us online or by telephone at 952-432-3136 or toll free at 800-595-5419 to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable Apple Valley premises liability attorneys.