Under Minnesota Law land owners or possessors of property generally have a common law duty to use reasonable care to ensure the safety of individuals who come on the property. This generally is not the case for trespassers. Premises liability claims often involve situations such as “slip and fall injuries”, “trip and fall injuries”, and other general fall injuries. These types of injuries are actually quite common. Injuries can occur both inside and outside of the property. Injuries frequently occur due to wet floors, icy conditions, unmarked stairs, in poorly lit areas, and in many other situations. These kinds of accidents can frequently result in very severe injuries including broken bones, head injuries, and spinal injuries, among many other types of injuries.
The land/property owner or the possessor of the property may be liable in premises liability claims. Under traditional rules the duty to ensure the safety of the property changed depending on the classification of the injured person. However, Minnesota has adopted a more general reasonableness standard which generally indicates that the land/property owner or possessor of property has a duty to act and use reasonable care to protect people on the property from reasonable risks of harm caused by the condition of the premises and/or caused by activities on the premises.
Many factors can go into determining the reasonableness of the property owner or occupier. If you have been injured on the premises of another you may need to speak with a qualified Minnesota lawyer. Premises liability claims can be tricky to assess. There are many factors that go into a premises liability claim. The attorneys at Reitan Law Office, PLLC would be happy to meet with you to review your specific premises liability claim.
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