Slip and Fall Injuries in Wisconsin
If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident while out in public or on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A Wisconsin slip and fall attorney can help you negotiate a settlement with the property owner or file a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary.
Slip & Fall Basics
At first glance, a slip or trip and fall accident may seem like no big deal, causing more injuries to your ego than your body. But don't be fooled: Slip and fall accidents can be serious—and even deadly.
The Occupational Safety & Health administration reports:
"Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities."
Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that approximately one-third of senior adults fall each year, suffering traumatic lacerations, head injuries, hip fractures and more.
How a Wisconsin Slip & Fall Lawyer Can Help You
Although each and every one of us is responsible for watching where we're walking, real estate owners also have an obligation to keep their property free of hazards that could cause accidents, falls and injuries.
If you've been hurt on someone else's property, a Wisconsin personal injury attorney experienced with slip and falls can help you collect money to pay for your accident. You may be able to collect compensation to pay for:
- Medical treatment related to your injuries, including payment for hospital costs, doctors' bills, physical therapy, medicine and medical equipment
- Lost wages if you're unable to work
- Transportation to and from the doctor's office
- Assistance around the home if you're unable to clean, cook or otherwise take care of yourself
- Pain and suffering
Wisconsin slip and fall attorneys can help you negotiate a financial settlement with the property owner, and can prepare, file and try a lawsuit if negotiations are unsuccessful.
Find & Hire a Wisconsin Slip & Fall Attorney
Under Wisconsin law, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property where you were injured. But lawsuits can take time to prepare and file, so you should hire a Wisconsin slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Whether you live in Milwaukee or Madison, Green Bay or Kenosha, or elsewhere in the state, Attorneys.com offers a free service that can connect you with Wisconsin personal injury lawyers in your area. Call us at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page. After you answer a few brief questions, we'll quickly put you in touch with a local lawyer.