Slip and Fall Cases
Wisconsin property owners and businesses alike have a duty to provide a safe environment for their visitors. When they fail to do so, and an individual is injured on the property owned or maintained by someone else, then the landowner or business may be held legally responsible for the visitor’s injuries, including the injured person’s medical expenses, pain and suffering and possibly lost wages.
Premises liability law can get very complex when it comes to issues of fault and damages. Because of this, it’s vitally important to seek the advice of a knowledgeable Milwaukee slip and fall lawyer to determine the strength of your claim and ensure that you have the best chance at a successful case.
Premises liability law differs from one state to the next; however, a common denominator that doesn’t change is what you as the plaintiff need to prove in order to hold the premises owner liable for your damages. Here’s a basic list:
You will need to prove that the premises’ condition posed some kind of reasonable risk of harm.
You’ll also need to prove that the property owner or landlord was aware, or SHOULD HAVE been aware of the danger posed by the offending situation.
You will then need to prove that the property owner’s negligence directly caused your injury (negligence can be as simple as a failure to act).
Don’t worry if you’re not sure what this all means. I will walk you through all of this during your first free consultation.