Wisconsin Property Injury Lawyer
Property injuries occur on another person’s property. Whether the person responsible for keeping the area safe is a neighbor, a store owner, a property manager, a council worker or anyone else, if you take a serious spill on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
At Bye, Goff and Rohde we have over 180 years of combined experience as Wisconsin personal injury lawyers and can help those injured in a slip and fall accident.
Premise liability, property liability, slip, trip and falls can happen in an instant but may take a lifetime to recover from.
Anyone can face a serious injury due to a slip and fall; however, children running around a playground, bouncing on a trampoline or swimming in a community pool will often be the victim of slip and fall accidents. Furthermore, the elderly are also more likely to incur serious injury to the back, hip and shoulder after a trip. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injury to the brain, skull, shoulder, back, neck and hip to name a few places. In some instances, a slip and fall can lead to paralysis and permanent disability for the victim.
Property injuries often occur because an area is not kept safe. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by:
- improper flooring
- uneven surfaces or floor cracks
- improper ice and snow removal
- slippery surfaces
- unmarked potholes and construction zones
- inadequate security when needed
- falling objects
- poor lighting or lack of lighting
Whether you are at a friend’s place, in a hotel, at a swimming pool, in the gym, at the movie theatre, at the supermarket, on the street, in a parking lot or anywhere else that is not home, if you are injured because the property was not kept safe, then you may be eligible for compensation by the property owner.
Property Liability Coverage – Is Insurance Enough?
Property liability claims are often handled through an insurance company. Homeowners, renters, business owners and property managers are usually required to purchase liability coverage as part of their agreement; however, in many instances, what the insurance company is offering you will not come close to covering all your damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income if the injury has prevented you from working
- Loss of quality of life
- Specialized medical equipment and medications
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- And much more
Should I Consider a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
This depends. At Bye, Goff and Rohde we can assess your case to determine if you are entitled to more compensation than what you have been offered.
In many instances, you will be.
Bye, Goff and Rohde offer our professional guidance through this complex legal system. Just because you are overwhelmed by the whole process doesn’t mean you should let the insurance providers push you around. We will stand up for your legal rights.
Contact a Wisconsin accident attorney today for a free consultation.