Premises Liability Attorney in Wisconsin
Accidents can happen almost anywhere. Whether at a supermarket, a movie theatre or a restaurant, if you’re injured because someone's property was not kept in safe condition, you may be eligible for compensation from the property owner or its insurance company.
Private vs. Public Property
In general, property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. Private property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to people present on their land. Public property owners, such as business owners, owe a higher duty of care to the people that come onto their property. Those owners are required to keep their premises as safe as the nature of their business reasonably permits when constructing, maintaining and repairing the property.
Premises liability claims most commonly arise through slip-and-fall cases. In Wisconsin, slipping and falling on ice during the winter is not uncommon. However, slip and falls are not always due to the inattentiveness or clumsiness of the people who fall. Property can be unsafe for a variety of other reasons. Slips and falls and other premises accidents can occur for many reasons including:
- Falling objects including ice or construction tools
- Improper lack of lighting improper flooring (uneven surfaces or floor cracks)
- Improperly maintained premises
- Improper or untimely ice/snow removal
- Inadequate security
- Ongoing Construction
- Wet or slippery surfaces
If someone’s negligence caused you or a loved one to be injured, one of our premises liability attorneys will help you gain the compensation you deserve. For a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.