Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Wisconsin
“Slip and fall” is a broad term which describes any situation where someone is injured by tripping, falling, or slipping due to unreasonably dangerous conditions. It is not restricted to inside of a house, but can occur anywhere on the property. Because of the broad nature of this term, slip and fall accidents are by far the most common type of premises liability cases.
It is the duty of each owner to properly maintain their property. Failure to do so can lead to injuries, which are legally the responsibility of the property owner. This risk is especially high in Wisconsin, where the seasons are very different and variable conditions can easily cause unforeseen, weather-related problems.
Common hazardous conditions related to premises liability claims include:
- Uncleared snow
- Clear ice or "black ice"
- Improperly secured mats and rugs
- Hidden drop-offs
- Pot holes
- Wet/ bad floor
- Poor lighting
There are various circumstances under which a property owner may be liable for the injury of a visiting person:
- If there is a failure to maintain the property by the owner, or the owner creates a condition which results in injuries.
- If the owner knows of a danger and is aware that others may come onto to his or her property, but does nothing to eliminate the hazard or warn others of the condition.
Get the help you need after a slip and fall accident. Call the attorneys at Gingras, Cates & Wachs for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your slip and fall injury case.