Wisconsin winters are notorious for bringing ice, snow, and dangerous conditions throughout the state. It’s not a surprise that slip and fall injuries skyrocket during the winter months, but a few simple precautions can reduce your chances of becoming a victim to a slip and fall accident.
Sometimes conditions are so bad that you just can’t avoid slipping or falling, but in many other cases, an awareness of your surroundings and proper preparations can prevent falls and their resulting injuries. When walking about this winter, make an effort to:
One concern for property owners regarding slip and fall injuries is the potential for liability for the injury. However, just because a slip and fall occurs on your property does not automatically mean you’ll be held liable for any injuries. Property owners can only be held liable if the injuries are the result of their own negligence. Visitors who are careless or walking where they shouldn’t be will find it difficult to prove property owner negligence.
Whether the incident occurs on public or private property can have an impact on liability because Wisconsin liability laws differ between the two property types.
There are many actions that property owners can take to make their properties safer and help prevent slip and fall injuries in winter. These include:
Although slip and fall injuries are common this time of year, they may not be due to simply carelessness on your part. It’s possible that another party is responsible for the conditions that led to your accident and injuries. If that is the case, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries to help pay for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages.
The only way to know for certain if you have a slip and fall liability case is to arrange a free consultation with a personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable about such cases. Eisenberg Law Offices attorneys can provide the expertise you need, working to determine how and why the injury happened and if anyone can be held liable for it.
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