If have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident that occurred on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Appleton slip and fall lawyers can be your guide through each part of the legal process by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical reports and negotiating fair compensation on your behalf. We are also fully prepared to file a lawsuit if necessary.
Our priority is to help you move forward and to protect your rights as an injury victim. The attorneys at our firm have recovered millions in compensation for our personal injury clients and as a law firm, we have nearly 100 years of litigation experience. Your consultation is free, there is no obligation to take legal action and we do get not paid unless we obtain a recovery for your case through a settlement or court victory.
For your free consultation, call (877) 888-5201.
Establishing Your Damages Claim
Slip and fall cases can be complex and difficult to prove however, they are an opportunity to hold property owners accountable for their negligence.
To recover compensation for a slip and fall accident, the victim must establish that there was a dangerous condition present at the location where the incident took place, and to also prove the property owner was negligent - with that negligence resulting in an injury.
An experienced slip and fall lawyer knows how to gather the evidence to support that claim. At Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham, our lawyers have been preparing and trying slip and fall cases for many years and know exactly what to look for when building a slip and fall case. We work quickly to:
- Interview witnesses
- Acquire evidence that may be useful for the case
- Take pictures of the injuries that were sustained
- Obtain medical records
... and obtain a copy of the accident report if the incident took place in a public area.
Working quickly is paramount with slip and fall cases as once an incident has occurred, property owners may attempt to fix the issue and then claim that the plaintiff is making false accusations or that the incident did not happen.
Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident
Negligence in a slip and fall claim is determined as a failure to uphold a duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent other people from getting hurt. In these types of cases, property owners can fail to uphold a duty of care by not cleaning up a spill, not putting up signs warning of a dangerous condition in a walkway or failing to make repairs to a staircase.
Some factors to consider when trying to prove negligence over a slip and fall injury may include:
- Whether the property owner knew or should have known about the obstacle or hazard that caused your injury
- Whether the property owner did not take reasonable steps to fix the hazard or eliminate it
- Whether the owner failed to display signs warning about a dangerous condition on the property
- Whether the owner was the one who damaged the property
The property owner’s legal responsibility for your safety depends on your status on the property. If you were an invitee - which means you had permission to enter the property - the owner must exercise ordinary care. This means maintaining the premises in such a way to prevent non-trespassers from suffering an injury.
To talk to an attorney, call (877) 888-5201.
What is Your Case Worth?
Injury victims often begin considering a lawsuit when medical bills start to become a burden. The costs associated with hospital visits, treatments, medications and physical therapy can escalate quickly, leaving slip and fall victims with an injury AND the stress of paying for the health services that they need. This may then lead to the thought of what their case may be worth.
There are numerous elements that go into a slip and fall case, many of which depend on the specific circumstances of your incident. To get some answers, we welcome you to contact us today by calling (877) 888-5201.
Why Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere - from sidewalks and homes to playgrounds and retail stores. Some other potential locations for slip and fall accidents include:
- Supermarkets/grocery stores
- Friend’s houses
- Amusement parks
- Office buildings
The cause most people imagine for a slip, trip or fall accident is snow or ice on a walkway - like on a sidewalk or in a parking lot. However, some other, common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Damaged carpet
- Poor lighting
- Debris or objects in walkways
- Loose gravel
- Wet or slippery floors
- Non-existent railing on a stair case
- Damaged steps on a staircase
- Holes in the ground
- Falling debris, such as ceiling tiles
- Construction that is not roped off from pedestrian traffic
In some cases, victims of these accidents will never fully recover and will be left with some type of permanent impairment or disability. Our Appleton personal injury lawyers understand how serious these injuries can be. Contact us today to learn more about your possible legal options for pursuing compensation. Ph: (877) 888-5201.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Appleton Slip and Fall Lawyers
In a slip and fall incident, it may be difficult to determine if your injury could have been avoided without talking to an attorney that has detailed knowledge of Wisconsin personal injury laws and a record of recovering the compensation victims deserve.
The Appleton slip and fall attorneys at Sigman Janssen have in-depth knowledge of these cases and what it takes to recover fair compensation for accident victims. Our attorneys can handle the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on getting healthy again. There is absolutely no cost to call us to discuss your case in a legal consultation. There are no upfront fees or costs. Our firm is only paid if we are able to collect compensation for you in a settlement or in the courtroom.
For a free consultation, call (877) 888-5201.