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Milwaukee Attorneys for Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Stores & Commercial Buildings

Fighting for fair compensation in store, mall, construction sites and restaurant accident cases

A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall in a store or restaurant can turn a pleasant outing into an agonizing ordeal. Most business establishments have sufficient insurance to cover even a serious injury. But their insurance companies have deep legal departments with highly trained attorneys paid handsomely to prevent payouts. Fortunately, the determined personal injury lawyers at Sperling Law Offices LLC in Milwaukee have the experience required to confront these powerful opponents. We’re determined to obtain full compensation for you and your family.

What must a victim prove in a business site slip/trip-and-fall?

To prevail in a slip-and-fall lawsuit, the injured plaintiff must prove:

  • The proprietor was negligent
  • That negligence caused the accident

Our attorneys have extensive experience with these types of cases. We take the time to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your fall, including an in-depth review of a business’ maintenance protocols. We interview all persons whose knowledge of the business and your incident may prove helpful.

Holding proprietors accountable under the Safe Place Statute

Wisconsin is unique among the 50 states in having imposed an affirmative duty on employers, owners of public buildings, owners of places of employment, and architects and builders to make premises safe. This is a higher standard than common law negligence, where a proprietor would be liable for a slip/trip-and-fall injury if he had carelessly allowed an unsafe condition to go uncorrected. Victims of slip/trip-and-fall injuries in Wisconsin do not have to prove that a proprietor was unreasonable; they simply have to prove that the premises at the time of their accident was unsafe.

Consult with a dedicated lawyer in Milwaukee, WI today

Sperling Law Offices LLC represents injured victims throughout Wisconsin in slip-and-fall cases against store owners. For personalized, thorough service from a determined trial lawyer, call 414-273-7777 or contact our Milwaukee office online to schedule a free consultation.