Slip and fall cases are an opportunity for injury victims to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. For nearly 100 years our law firm has been providing legal counsel to families and individuals in Wisconsin, helping to protect their rights and provide a voice against insurance companies and other organizations. We have an established track record of obtaining fair compensation for injury victims and are ready to help you today.
Contact our office today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an Oshkosh slip and fall lawyer at our firm. We are prepared to review the details of your claim and answer any questions you may have about slip and fall lawsuits.
Call us today at (877) 888-5201.
Do I Have a Valid Claim?
Slip and fall cases are commonly focused on establishing negligence by the property owner, which can be a complicated and time consuming process. There can be multiple factors to consider, including:
- If the property owner knew about the dangerous condition
- If the property owner should have known about it
- Steps the property owner took to handle the situation
- If the property took steps to warn people about the danger
- If the property owner created the hazard through his action or failure to act
- Your legal status at the time of the accident; victims can be either licensees, invitees or trespassers
As each slip and fall case is different, we recommend contacting one of our knowledgeable attorneys for a free consultation. You are not obligated to pursue legal action, but once we look at all of the information you provide, we will be able to advise if you may have a claim and discuss your legal options. There is no cost to you for this consultation and there are no fees charged to you unless we are successful in recovering compensation for your injuries.
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What is My Case Worth?
The amount of compensation a slip and fall accident victim may get is largely dependent on how badly they were injured, the type of medical treatment they receive, the extent of their medical bills and any other costs that are related to their injuries.
You may be eligible for various forms of compensation, including economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation is for financial damages you suffer, such as current and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and property damage. Non-economic compensation is for the emotional and physical effects of your injuries. This may include the physical pain you suffer, emotional anguish, lost enjoyment of life and lost companionship.
Wisconsin does not limit non-economic compensation as some states do. This means your Oshkosh slip and fall lawyers can pursue the full amount of your non-economic damages, if you are eligible to pursue compensation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
There is limited time to take legal action after a slip and fall accident, if you have a valid claim. Many slip and fall lawsuits are required to be filed within three years of the date of the accident that led to your injuries. This deadline is set in Wisconsin statutes, and applies to personal injury lawsuits, which includes slip and fall cases.
It is important to note there can be exceptions to this three-year deadline. For example, when the victim is a minor, the statute of limitations is extended until his or her 20th birthday. Under the discovery rule, you may be allowed to file a lawsuit more than three years after the date of the accident. However, it is difficult to determine when this rule applies, as there can be many factors to consider in a case.
To discuss which deadline is applicable for your case, call our slip and fall lawyers today for a free consultation. Ph: (877) 888-5201.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents often occur due to a hazardous condition being in the path of a customer &/or pedestrian. Some of these conditions may include:
- Pavement cracks
- Uneven floorboards
- Ripped or loose carpeting
- Dark, poorly lit walkways
- Defective staircases
- Loose debris on a public walkway
Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can lead to both minor and serious injuries. Regardless of how you may feel after experiencing a slip and fall accident, it is a wise decision to immediately seek medical treatment. Obtaining a proper diagnosis of your injury helps to ensure you get the care you need to heal and having medical documentation may also help to strengthen your potential case. Some common slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bruising and scarring
Both private and commercial property owners owe you a duty of care to keep their premises safe. When that duty of care is breached and it causes you to suffer injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Contact an Oshkosh Slip and Fall Lawyer
Proving negligence in a slip and fall case often requires the expertise of an experienced slip and fall attorney. At the law office of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham, we have decades of legal experience and understand how to build a strong case for your damages claim.
We offer a free, initial consultation and charge no upfront fees. We are only paid if we obtain compensation in a settlement or court victory.
Call our team today at (877) 888-5201.