When Should You Sue After a Slip and Fall Accident?
March 18, 2015
A slip and fall can range from a mildly embarrassing situation to a sprain, or at times, even a broken bone. The severity of injuries can vary, and usually, the elderly are at a greater risk for more serious complications resulting from a slip and fall. Most people have heard advertisements from lawyers regarding slip and fall lawsuits, but how do you know if you should sue the owner of the home or business after slipping and falling on their property?
The Duty to Maintain Safe Conditions
By law, property owners are required to make a reasonable effort to maintain safe conditions on their property. However, every individual person is also responsible for maintaining an awareness of his or her surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous situations. This can make it difficult for lawyers to prove negligence, so most of them try to verify the following conditions.
- A reasonable property owner would have been aware of the danger and taken steps to fix it, but the property owner in question failed to do so
- The owner knew about the dangerous condition but took action that was ineffective or took no action at all
- The property owner directly caused the dangerous situation
The lawyers at Welcenbach Law Offices suggest that minor slip and fall accidents resulting in no more than bruised egos should not result in lawsuits, but if a slip and fall results in loss of mobility due to a serious sprain or bone break, then perhaps it is time to contact an expert litigator. Slips can also result in pulling a muscle in a leg or back, which can also seriously reduce the mobility of the injured person.
If you or a loved one have sustained an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in the Greater Milwaukee area, contact the lawyers who have successfully argued many slip and fall cases. With more than 35 years of successfully representing clients, Welcenbach Law Offices is the clear choice when selecting a firm to represent you for your slip and fall injury. Contact them today for a free consultation.