Getting Advice After A Slip-and-Fall Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, the lawyers at Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates can help. These cases against property owners are referred to as premises liability cases. It is our mission to put your needs first in these cases and get you the compensation you need. Can we accomplish that mission? With decades of experience on our side and more than $70 million recovered for injured people throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in the last 13 years alone, the answer is yes.

For a free, no-obligation consultation with a lawyer about your fall and injuries, call us at 866-821-1345 or send us an e-mail.

Falls In Stores And Commercial Properties

Slip and falls in retail stores, gas stations, restaurants and other commercial properties typically involve liquid on the floor that causes a person to slip. Trip and falls are also in this category, involving foreign objects in walkways.

These claims must involve negligence. In other words, the property owner must have known about the hazard, or had sufficient time to find out about it, in order to be held liable. For example, if a ceiling just sprung a leak a moment before the accident happened, it may be difficult to hold the owner accountable. If the owner had been notified of the leak well before the accident happened but failed to fix it or even put up warning signs, the owner should be held accountable. We will review your case to determine if action can be taken.

Falls On Ice, Snow Or Rain

Ice, snow and rain are a part of life in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Commercial property owners who know or should know that walkways and parking lots are icy have a duty to make them safe.. If a property owner allows ice to accumulate and it causes a slip-and-fall accident, the owner should be held accountable. For example, if a slippery parking lot in front of a restaurant is not illuminated so that visitors can see patches of ice, and a visitor slips, there is clear evidence of negligence. We will hold them accountable for their negligence.