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Premises Liability Lawyers Sioux Falls

our experienced attorneys have the resources and determination to provide you resolute representation.

Premises Liability

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, represents people who have been personally injured or lost a family member as the result of property owner negligence. The firm has earned national recognition as one of the region's leading personal injury litigation firms, handling all complexities of cases, from slip-and-fall injuries to cases involving multiple levels of liability on the part of designers, construction professionals, and property owners and managers.

You Pay Only if You Recover Compensation — So Hire a Litigation Leader

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, attorneys represent clients in premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis. With a contingency fee, you will not be charged attorneys' fees to investigate, prepare and settle or try your case in court. Because you pay no money unless you recover money damages, it makes sense to hire the leading litigation attorneys in the state.

Premises liability generally refers to injuries that occur to victims as a result of unsafe conditions on another person's property. Negligent premises conditions can exist in just about every type of building or open space, including homes, apartment complexes, theaters, shopping malls, sports facilities, amusement parks, schools, hospitals, government buildings, commercial buildings, farms, and other open land spaces. 

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, trial attorneys have earned the highest AV Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell and have leading credentials and name recognition, including:

  • Attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America, one of the most prestigious legal publications
  • A former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota
  • One of only seven South Dakota law firms to receive the highest ranking by Benchmark Litigation, a national publication of America's leading litigation firms
  • A partner named as South Dakota trial lawyer of the year
  • Five trial lawyers recognized by Super Lawyers
  • A partner listed as top 25 highest ranked attorneys by Great Plains Super Lawyers, a publication ranking the top regional lawyers
  • A partner who served as president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association

While there are many different types of premises liability cases, slip and fall and trip and fall are the most common. In a slip and fall scenario the victim may slip on a wet area on the floor causing injury. In a trip and fall the victim may trip over stairs, debris, or uneven pavement causing injury. 

The owner of property has a legal duty to use reasonable care to keep the property safe from dangerous conditions. However, other persons, such as a tenant, the manager of a property, and contractors working on the premises may also be responsible for maintaining the premises in a safe condition and could be liable for injuries which occur on the property as well. 

Often the determining factor is who has the right to control the premises where the accident occurs. If a party has the right to control property, then that party must exercise control in a reasonable manner to prevent foreseeable injuries. If multiple parties have the right to control the property, there may be multiple parties who are liable for an injury. 

Call the Experienced South Dakota Premises Liability Attorneys

At Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, our experienced attorneys have the resources and determination to provide you resolute representation.  If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on premises owned and/or controlled by others, please call 605-338-4304 or contact our office via email today to discuss your legal options.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.

Mike Miller | former NBA player

The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.

Tom Geu | former Dean, USD School of Law