Despite their reputation as minor accidents, slip or trip and fall accidents can cause life-altering injuries. If a fall was the result of a failure to maintain safe premises, a premises liability case can be filed to seek to recover full compensation for all damages, from financial to emotional.
Was the owner or manager of the premises at fault? If your fall was due to a failure to maintain safe walking surfaces, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against that person or entity. We know the laws regarding slip, trip, and fall injuries and our experienced Kenosha personal injury lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. can help you pursue the maximum possible in damages.
A slip and fall or trip and fall accident that leads to serious bodily injury will have consequences – both physical and financial.
Injuries sustained from a slip or trip and fall range from mild sprains to permanent impairments or death. Some of the most common include:
If an owner of a premises is aware of a defect on the property, such as unsafe walking surfaces, and does not resolve the hazard within a reasonable amount of time to correct the problem, the property owner may be sued to recover damages.
Property owners are required to maintain their property in a way that is safe for others. While it is the responsibility of every individual to be aware of his or her surroundings, reasonable maintenance of the facilities are to be expected. However, poor maintenance, poorly designed facilities (such as uneven stairs or floors), or the lack of attention to hazards such as sitting water, oily or slippery floors, or objects that are placed in walkways are the responsibility of the facility’s owner.
The injuries sustained may lead to permanent disabilities, or the need for extensive medical care and treatment – at a high cost. If you or a family member has been injured because of a slip or trip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have legal grounds to bring a lawsuit to recover damages. In some cases, negotiating with an insurance company will lead to a fair settlement offer. At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., when a fair offer is not made within a reasonable period, we bring the case to civil court for resolution. This is an advantage for you – many law firms avoid trial – but our litigators are confident and professional in court. This puts pressure on the insurance company – they know they will be facing one of the most successful trial law firms in the country.
Our team of litigators at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law and are here to help slip or trip and fall victims in Kenosha. We offer a free case evaluation and charge no fees unless we are successful. If you or a family member was injured in a slip or trip and fall in Kenosha, we urge you to connect with us today – our early involvement in your case could be crucial in the final outcome. Contact us today.