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Have you been injured as the result of the negligence of others? Below you will find information about our areas of expertise. Please let us know how we can help you.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.