Injured in a slip and fall, or trip and fall accident? Get help from the premier personal injury law firm in Racine – the trial lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. Our trial law team promises to pursue the maximum possible in compensation for you or your loved one. The first action is to investigate the facts to establish that the fall was the result of negligence – a failure of a property owner to keep a walking surface safe, which led to the slip or trip and fall.
Under Racine city law Section 82-109, owners of each parcel of real estate in the city are required to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks in front, on the side, and adjacent to the premises. Hard or thick ice must be made safe with sand or other suitable material and cleaned as soon as weather permits. If you or a loved one slipped and fell on a sidewalk that had not been maintained as this city ordinance requires, you may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation.
A trip and fall, or slip and fall, can occur at any location: within buildings, homes, stores, offices, or out-of-doors. When a property owner or manager was aware of a walking hazard and failed to warn or repair the hazard, the “duty of care” has been breached. Some of the most common walking hazards include, but are not limited to:
The Wisconsin Department of Health reported that in one recent year, Wisconsin had one of the highest rates of death from unintentional falls in the nation. In Racine County alone, in that year, there were a total of 2,961 people who were hospitalized due to the degree of injuries sustained.
If you have been injured because of a slip, trip, or fall, you may have grounds to pursue legal action.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., our team of trial lawyers has over 30 years of experience filing claims and lawsuits in cases of slip, trip, and fall injuries. Over our years in practice, we have recovered over $1 billion in damages. As trial lawyers, our experience extends beyond negotiating settlements – we take a case to civil court for resolution when necessary. Our goal is to recover the maximum possible for our clients.
Contact us for a free case evaluation. We do not charge legal fees unless we win your case.