Wisconsin Slips and Falls
Slip and falls in Milwaukee, Wisconsin may be caused by a number of circumstances. Snow, ice, defective staircase, loose banister or handrail, loose floor tiles, torn carpeting, failure to maintain premises in a safe manner, inadequate lighting, slippery floors, uneven flooring, uneven pavement, unsalted surfaces, poor workmanship and or defective design.
Wisconsin slips and falls are regulated by law requiring owners and managers of property to maintain their property in a safe condition. The State of Wisconsin and the local building codes throughout the State have specific requirements regarding the maintenance of property. Failure to comply with State or Municipal Codes may cause accidents, injuries and damages.
Owners and managers of premises have a duty to maintain the premises in a safe manner. Likewise, you and everyone has a duty to exercise caution and care when walking. Conditions created by unnatural accumulation of ice may cause you or a loved one to slip and fall. Avoid icy conditions sometimes covered by fresh snow. Care and vigilance are always crucial.
What To Do To Prove Someone Was Responsible For Your Wisconsin Slips and Falls
- The property owner or employee should have known of the dangerous condition
- Another, “reasonable” person in his or her position would have known about the dangerous condition and fixed it.
- Property owner or his employee actually did know about the dangerous condition but did not repair or fix it.
- Dangerous condition causing my accident was there for a sufficient time for reasonable person to fix problem.
What To Do When You Involved In Wisconsin Slips and Falls You must make sure you document the conditions causing your fall and injury by:
- Call 911
- Take pictures of area of Slip and Fall.
- Secure names of all eye-witnesses, addresses and telephone numbers.
- Make sure an Incident Report is filed with the establishment of your accident by reporting the accident and injuries.
- In cases where, for example, a tenant recognizes a danger, putting the manager and or landlord on notice is important. When you do so, make sure you document date, time , place and how you put the responsible person on notice of the dangerous condition.
- See a doctor right away and follow up with all appointments.
- Do not talk about your case to others unless we are present and
- Call Emmanuel L. Muwonge
For the same reasons, it is important to document conditions by taking photographs and video of circumstances or conditions which are potentially dangerous and could cause injury or death to someone. Requests to repair or remove the dangerous conditions must always be documented.
How Long Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?
Generally, you have 3 years from the time of the accident or injury or as soon as you noticed the injury. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/893/V/54
If the responsible party is a governmental entity, there are requirements you must comply with before filing suit.
When injured, one must always seek immediate treatment, comply with the doctor’s instructions, fill all prescriptions in a timely manner and follow up as instructed by the emergency or urgent care doctor. Avoid doing things that may be interpreted to suggest you were not injured or hurt.
If you or a loved one was the victim of Wisconsin Slips and falls, call the Milwaukee Wisconsin Slips and Falls Personal Injury Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., at (414) 933-4144
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