Act Quickly After a Premises Liability Accident

Proving Liability for Accident on Premises

Proving negligence is an absolute must to win a premises liability case. This can be tricky and down-right complicated, emphasizing the need to have a good liability lawyer on your side.  Your lawyer will launch an investigation. To prove negligence the scene of the accident will be visited, pictures taken, witnesses interviewed, etc. To further determine who is responsible for your accident and injuries, several questions will be addressed such as:

  • Did the property owner or manager of the property act in a negligent manner by allowing a dangerous condition exist?
  • Did the dangerous condition, action or in-action also lead directly to your injury?
  • How much responsibility or fault do you have in the accident?

Monetary Compensation

It is your legal right to seek legal assistance for yourself or a family member if  an injury or illness was a direct result  of someone else’s negligence. If in fact negligence or inaction can be proven with facts supporting who is at fault for your premises liability accident, monetary compensation may be awarded for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and more.

Liability Case Example

A movie theatre is a place whereby patrons expect to go and enjoy a night out with movie and popcorn. However, in this particular case, the theatre visit became a liability accident for one unsuspecting customer. Due to lack of sufficient lighting, the accident victim fell and broke her arm.  Action Law Offices was hired to represent the victim. A claim was made against the movie theatre and won. The victim was awarded monetary compensation for her pain, suffering, medical bills and more. Most importantly, this case and others like it may have prompted a change in laws. The next time you go to the theatre, pay attention to how much lighting is available to ensure solid footing; even in the darkest locations of the theatre!

Cases That Involve Premises Liability

Personal injury cases pertaining to premises liability depend greatly on proving negligence. Of course someone is responsible for every accident. Although not all injuries that happen qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, there are steps to be taken to protect your legal rights. For example, after an accident occurs, report it to the property owner, manager, or highest-ranking person in charge right away.  Next, reach out to a local accident lawyer. Most reputable personal injury law firms offer a free case evaluation. During this initial contact with a Metro-Milwaukee area personal injury lawyer, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions as you are guided on to the next step. Keep in mind that accident lawsuits against a property owner or manager are subject to comparative fault and other Wisconsin laws pertaining to premises liability. If there are legal grounds to pursue a premises liability investigation, then the scene of the accident should be observed quickly in order to preserve evidence.

Protect Your Legal Rights

Home owners, restaurants owners and others who oversee public places are required to provide a safe environment for visitors and customers. This involves avoiding foreseeable risks, maintaining the property, and other land owner duties. Even so, accidents do occasionally occur.  When they happen, it’s important to respond quickly and also to gain an understanding of your legal rights through a reputable liability lawyer. There are hundreds of ways that a person can be injured in a liability accident. Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents involve slips and falls, burns, poisoning, or a severe injury caused by a falling object. Fires, drownings, toxic fumes, slippery surfaces, building security, and even dog bites fall into the legal realm of premises liability.
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Premises Liability Attorney

Accidents can happen anywhere, and to anyone. If you’re injured on another person’s property, or are involved in an accident while at a restaurant, at a store, or other premises, seek to determine who is responsible.  It doesn’t matter if the incident was inside or outside of the establishment or property. Even a bar can be held liable if too much alcohol was served to someone who then causes a car accident. In every accident, there is a person, business, or organization responsible for your injuries. Time is not on your side here…find a premises liability lawyer at Action Law Offices. Contact us at offices in Milwaukee, Racine or West Bend Wisconsin.


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