Slip & Fall Injury Lawyer in Milwaukee
Injured on Another Person's Property? Call (414) 272-3776
Slip and fall injuries can range from moderate to
serious injuries, such as
brain injuries or
spinal cord injuries. Wisconsin's Safe Place Law, which applies to public buildings and
places of employment, requires that every business owner uphold their
legal obligation to maintain their premises in a safe manner for guests,
patrons, and customers. When you've been injured on another person's
property, you'll need to speak with a Milwaukee
personal injury attorney about whether you are eligible to recover compensation. Casey
Law Offices can discuss your case and provide experienced, trusted guidance
throughout the claims process.
We can represent slip, trip and fall accidents that occur in:
- Shopping malls
- Grocery stores and supermarkets
- Rental complex
- Public street
- Retail store
- Amusement parks
Common Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, indoors and outdoors, on public
and private property. In most cases, the property owner or property manager
is often to blame because he or she was negligent in making sure the premises
was free from dangerous conditions, or failed to warn patrons of the danger.
Some common examples of slip and fall accidents include:
- Unsafe walking conditions, such as loose gravel or broken floor boards
- Drowning accidents
Stairwell accidents due to inadequate lighting or
- Retail negligence, such as wet floors, puddles, and other liquids that
should have been cleaned up
- Poor design of a property or lack of safety code regulations, such as inadequate
lighting, faulty infrastructure or noncompliance with building codes
Proving injuries from slip and falls can be difficult, and requires the
assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer. Our law firm can help
you file an effective claim that seeks to compensate you for your lost
wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages associated
with the accident.
Take Action After a Slip & Fall Injury
Here's what you should do after a slip and fall accident:
Stay calm and check for injuries. Take a moment and assess where you are injured. If you get up immediately,
you might end up causing additional injuries to your body. Call for emergency
medical personnel and wait for them to arrive if you are seriously hurt.
File an accident report. Notify the owner of the property or business and request an accident report
form. Fill this out and file it as soon as you can.
Seek medical attention. See a doctor immediately so you can receive an accurate diagnosis on how
serious your injuries are as well as have him or her monitor your symptoms.
Follow your physician's treatment plan. Make sure that you do not miss appointments and always follow your doctor's
Take pictures. Document the scene of the accident thoroughly. Being able to prove why
you fell and what caused your accident is critical to the success of a
claim. Was there a puddle in the area you slipped? Were the stairs broken?
The small details matter in slip and fall claims.
Identify witnesses. If there are witnesses to your accident, get their names, phone numbers,
and contact information.
Know your rights. Insurance companies may pressure you into accepting their first offer or
use other tactics to lowball you. Always know what your case is worth
and know when your rights are being violated.
Talk to an attorney. The smartest way to give your claim the best possible chance is to have
an attorney handle it. An injury lawyer can review your claim, investigate
the details, and negotiate with insurers for the full amount of losses
Proving a Slip & Fall Claim
In slip and fall and other premises liability claims, the injured party
claim must be able to prove several elements under Wisconsin Law in order
to recover compensation from the property owner.
To hold a property owner or manager liable in a slip and fall claim, the
injured party must be able to show one of the following:
- The property owner or manager caused a dangerous condition
- The property owner or manager had knowledge of the dangerous condition
but did nothing to fix it
- The dangerous condition was there long enough that the property owner must
have known about it
So how do you prove one of the above? Slip and fall claims usually rely
on photographic evidence, video evidence, witness testimony, or may require
experts to assess if there were building code violations or defects on
the site. This is why preparation and investigations are key in such claims.
Call Our Milwaukee Premises Liability Attorneys
We have experience handling a broad range of complex slip and fall injuries,
including those involving
spinal injuries, and other
catastrophic injuries. Let's discuss your case and how we can help you pursue full and fair
Request a free case evaluation at (414) 272-3776 or