Many owners are negligent in their role of preventing injuries among individuals present on their premises. Damages that result can be very devastating, and may even affect a person’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
In Wisconsin, the owner’s responsibility to ensure the safety of the people present in their property is defined through the three common-law categorizations of occupiers – the invitees, the licensees, and the trespassers. Wisconsin law defines an invitee as a person invited, expressly or impliedly, for the purpose of “furthering the business of the other,” or for reasons that are “mutually beneficial for himself and for the possessor of the premises.” Any entrant whose presence benefits the owner is considered an invitee. They may include store customers, diners, depositors of a bank, and hired persons such as cleaners and plumbers.
If you have been hurt on someone else’s premises in Milwaukee, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see if it qualifies you for a legal claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options today.