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To recover financially from a slip and fall accident, you must be able to prove that you were injured, that someone else is responsible for those injuries, and there is access to financial recovery.
Common causes of actionable slip and fall accidents include:
Any of these conditions can cause a slip and fall accident that results in injury and possible legal recovery.
If you are able to prove that another party is legally responsible for your slip and fall, and that the fall resulted in injury, then you are entitled to compensatory damages in the form of medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, plus any out of pocket expenses.
In a slip and fall accident, where you fell will have a major impact on your case and potential recovery. You will need to prove that someone else is legally responsible for your fall.
Common places where slip and fall accidents occur, and who is ultimately responsible:
Wisconsin’s Safe Place Statute covers places of employment and public buildings, and applies to employees and people who frequently visit those locations. The Safe Place Statute holds employers, owners of public buildings, owners of places of employment, and builders responsible for constructing, maintaining and repairing the premises so that it is free of dangerous conditions.
Cases where the Safe Place Statute applies are often easier to prove, as the law holds an employer or the owner of a place of work to a higher standard of care.
Generally, the statute of limitations in Wisconsin for filing a slip and fall case is three years from the date of the accident. However, this limitation period may vary depending on the specifics of your case. For such reason, you should contact a Milwaukee personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights to recover.