Slip & Fall Attorneys in Madison, WI Fighting for The Rights of Their Clients
Slips and falls are consistently one of the leading causes of adult severe injuries. Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, can occur due to these types of accidents, and the results can be devastating for the injured parties and their families.
You don’t have to navigate this alone. We have a team of trusted and experienced Madison slip and fall attorneys who can walk you through the process and help you understand your options. Call our office at (608) 448-6242 to learn more about how we can best assist you.
What Are Common Causes of Slips and Falls?
If you have lived in Wisconsin for at least one winter, we don’t need to tell you that icy or wet pavement can quickly lead to slips and falls. It’s no surprise that this is a common component in slip and fall injuries.
Dimly lit paths or walkways, potholes in a walking trail, or loose gravel on a walking surface can also lead to slips and falls. Carpet that is bunched up or frayed on stairs, clothes or other obstacles in store walkways, and wet surfaces from spills that haven’t been cleaned up can also lead to slips and falls.
What Should I Do if I’m Injured from a Slip or Fall?
You may feel like the incident isn’t severe at first, but problems can arise later due to injuries sustained. You can take a few steps to help you in the future.
Document what happened. This includes where and when it happened and the circumstances surrounding the slip or fall.
Discuss with anyone who may have witnessed the incident what they saw and ask for their contact information so you have that for the future should you need it.
Report the slip or fall to the property owner or a manager as soon as possible and obtain their contact information.
Take pictures right after the incident of any apparent injuries, photos of the surroundings, and pictures as bruises or cuts change so you have thorough documentation.
Seek medical attention. Discuss any pain you may have with your doctor if there is evidence of a concussion or brain injury.
Contact an experienced attorney to discuss what the next steps are. There may be more that you can do based on the details of your specific incident that can help you in the future should you pursue compensation.
What is Wisconsin’s “Safe Place” Law?
The Safe Place law requires employers or the owner of the buildings/property to keep their property and premises safe. The law covers any maintenance, construction, or repairs that occur.
Two categories are outlined as violations in the Safe Place law. Defects associated with the structure include an unsafe condition brought on by a lack of regular property or building structure maintenance. A structural defect contains changes that have been made but not completed to be safe. An example would be a new staircase put into a building, but a handrail wasn’t added, making it unsafe.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury?
Personal injury cases can arise from slips and falls. In Wisconsin, individuals have three years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim. There are exceptions that change the timeline. You can discuss the details of your situation with a knowledgeable attorney to determine what timeline you would need to follow to have a valid case.
Why Work with an Attorney?
If your injuries were the result of someone inadequately taking care of their property, you might be eligible for compensation for your injuries. We have worked with clients for over 20 years in helping them to determine whether or not they qualify for compensation and then walking them through the process to obtain it. With over 20 years of experience in our office, you can rest assured that we have what it takes to represent you and your family with confidence. Call our office today at (608) 448-6242 to discuss your specific case and learn more about how we can help you.