Sometimes you might be at risk for injury simply from venturing outside your own home, perhaps to a Wisconsin shopping mall or even to a company picnic or private party at the home of an acquaintance. When you step foot on another person's property, the owner of that property is obligated to make sure it is kept in safe condition to help any and all guests to the property to avoid injury. Slip-and-fall accidents can occur when property owners fail to fulfill their responsibilities.
Wisconsin property owners are not free of obligation regarding those who visit their premises. Each person who owns property must keep the grounds as safe as possible for guests. There are several types of situations that may create liability if this obligation is not fulfilled and slip and fall accidents occur.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to huge medical expenses that may fall onto the head of the victim, adding insult to injury. Slip and fall incidents are one of the most common cases that lawyers work. A good lawyer knows that even if yellow and orange warning signs were posted, there are still some circumstances where the establishment could have been negligent and you could collect your medical expenses.
In a previous post, we began discussing how even though we take it for granted that the owners or possessors of commercial or residential property will do everything in their power to ensure the premises is safe, this is often not the case, and it's the customers and guests who end up paying the price in the form of serious bodily injuries.
When you visit a friend living at an apartment complex, attend a social gathering for work or travel to the local shopping center to pick up a few items, the last thing you anticipate is suffering some manner of serious injury in a particularly nasty spill.