Milwaukee Slip & Fall Attorney

There is an entire body of law that governs liability for accidents that take place when you slip or trip and fall on someone else’s property, resulting in physical injury. This body of law is called premises liability. Premises liability laws vary from state to state, so if you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Milwaukee slip & fall attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal rights.

Determining Fault for Your Injuries

Thousands of slip and fall or trip and fall injuries occur across the country every year. Examples of such accidents are tripping over an uneven sidewalk or slipping on a recently mopped supermarket floor. These accidents can often cause serious injuries that require long periods of recovery and considerable medical expenses. Unfortunately, determining fault is never easy in slip and fall or trip and fall cases, and there are often no clear-cut liability cases. This is because the law can vary depending on the type of conditions that existed on the property that caused the accident. Furthermore, in order to hold a property owner liable for an accident, the following must be proven:

  • The property owner was responsible for the unsafe condition (e.g. by spilling something and not cleaning it up),
  • The property owner knew that the condition on the property existed but did not try to correct it (by not posting a warning sign, etc), or
  • The property owner should have known about the danger, since a “reasonable” person would have found the problem and taken steps to correct it

Exceptions to General Premises Liability

There are, of course, some situations where exceptions to general premises liability laws come into play. These could include situations where trespassers come onto property without the permission of the owners, where accidents occur on governmental property, and where accidents involve children or employees of a building owner.

Contact Us

If you or a relative have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, or if you have questions regarding what you think might be a premises liability accident, contact the Milwaukee premises liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to find out how we can help you. We understand premises liability law and can help you navigate your case from start to finish. Regardless of how you or someone you love was injured, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 to find out how we can help you.

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