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Milwaukee Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Slip and fall cases can occur anywhere, and can result in significant injuries. Finding slip and fall lawyers with the expertise and compassion to handle your case is important. Lawyers who communicate with you regularly and help you manage your recovery and compensation can help you get through this difficult time in your life.

If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident and are considering your legal options, please review the information below, which covers:

  • Information about what you should do after a slip and fall
  • Legal facts about slips, trips and falls
  • Wisconsin Laws Regarding Slips and Falls
  • Additional information and resources

What Should You do After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Unforeseen circumstances, weather and negligence by property owners can result in dangerous circumstances for you and members of your family. If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident or injury, it is important to take steps for recovery and compensation, as soon as possible. Our team of attorneys recommends that you:

  • Contact a medical provider to help with any slip and fall injuries
  • Alert the property owner about the fall
  • Locate any witnesses and record their names and phone numbers
  • Look for the cause of the fall
  • Use your phone to take pictures of the scene and to document what caused the fall
  • Call one of our Milwaukee slip and fall attorneys to get your claim started and to gather evidence before it is lost

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of dangerous premises, then you may have the right to file a legal action. Take moment, right now, to tell us the details of your case with our free case evaluation. Our team of experienced lawyers will review your claim, and contact you directly to discuss the important next steps in your slip and fall case.

Slip and Fall Cases

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As attorneys, we’ve seen a number of slip and fall cases result in settlements and trials. We’ve reviewed and handled cases that include: residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers and parking facilities, hotels and casinos, amusement parks, airports, healthcare facilities, nightclubs and bars, as well as universities and public schools.

Do you think you have an injury claim? Tell us the details of your case with our free case evaluation

Legal Facts About Slips, Trips and Falls

The slip and fall attorneys of Murphy & Prachthauser understand the rule of law, which states that the owner or operator of the premises has a duty of ordinary care to keep the premises in reasonably safe condition. Or, the duty to warn customers of a dangerous condition which the owner or operator caused, knows about, or should know about.

Wisconsin Laws Regarding Slips and Falls

Businesses or owners of public buildings have responsibilities under Wisconsin’s Safe Place Statute.

That statute requires businesses and owners of public buildings to construct, repair and maintain their property to a condition as safe as the nature of the place reasonably permits. A violation of the safe place statute can be demonstrated by failure to follow applicable building codes, as occurred in Hannebaum v. Direnzo and Bomier.

A safe place violation can occur when a property owner fails to remove snow or ice if the owner either knew or should have known of the condition. The safe place law has been applied to an apartment house, a building under construction, a clubhouse, a dance floor, a driveway, a filling station, a business parking lot, and even a light pole. The Milwaukee slip and fall lawyers at Murphy & Prachthauser can help you understand whether the premise where you were injured falls under the safe place statute.

In slip and fall cases, the property owner or the representative insurance company typically argue that the injured party is to blame for the accident. Everyone has a responsibility to use ordinary care for their own safety. Meaning, individuals are required to watch where they are walking, to avoid dangerous conditions if possible, or to take precautions if it is impossible to do so. If a person is found negligent for failing to exercise ordinary care for their own safety, the amount they are awarded for in damages can be reduced or or entirely eliminated.

Why Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Slip and Fall Case?

A lawyer has seen thousands of accident and injury cases, and this is likely your first. An injury case can often be very overwhelming and confusing; we’d be happy to you navigate the process.

Our team can help you:

  • Determine negligence and fault
  • Manage witnesses and evidence for you case
  • Deal with the insurance companies
  • Manage medical bills
  • Recover lost wages
  • Recover for the injuries you may have sustained
  • Receive compensation for pain and suffering

Each Milwaukee slip and fall lawyer at Murphy & Prachthauser is happy to take the time to talk to you about your case, explain the process, and answer your questions.

There is no charge for a phone or in-person meeting with a Murphy & Prachthauser attorney.

If You've Been Injured, Consider a Free Case Evaluation

At Murphy & Prachthauser we practice personal injury law the way it should be practiced – motivated and equipped to do our best for you. We take pride in being good lawyers who help people.

If you have a slip and fall legal case you would like to speak to a lawyer about, please contact us to schedule a free consultation and get an experienced team working on your behalf.

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