Wisconsin Premises Liability Lawyers
Dealing with an injury and seeking compensation can be overwhelming. We have helped many clients recover for their injuries so that they can move on with their lives. To speak with a Wisconsin premises liability lawyer at Studinski Law, LLC, call us today at (715) 343-2850 or use our online form below.
Premises Liability Laws
Wisconsin law allows a person to seek damages from a property owner or manager if they are injured on someone else’s property. However, fault must be proven in these cases, and you cannot recover damages by simply showing that you were injured. Your premises liability attorney can demonstrate that the property owner, occupier, or manager was negligent, and that this negligence caused you specific injuries. Studinski Law, LLC, has experience helping our clients in premises liability actions such as:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Automatic and Garage Door Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Trampoline Park Accidents
- Defective and Broken Stair Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Theme Park Accidents
- Wet Floor Accidents
- Farm Accidents
- Fire Accidents and Injuries
Premises liability law cases in Wisconsin are governed by comparative negligence law. This means that the actions and possible negligence of the injured party is considered as well. In many cases, an injured person’s recovery will be reduced by their proportion of responsibility for the accident. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 in your case, but you are found to be responsible for 25 percent of the negligence that caused your injury, you will only recover $75,000. Our premises liability attorneys understand how the courts in Wisconsin apply comparative negligence in premises liability cases, and we can make sure that you receive all the compensation you need in order to move forward with your life.
What Can Studinski Law Do for You?
We know how to hold property owners and managers accountable for failing to provide you with a safe environment.
We understand the law that requires property owners and managers to maintain their property. We can help you prove that they were negligent in their duties.
Home and property insurance companies can be difficult to work with. We will demand that they cover your losses.
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Proving Your Premises Liability Claim
The owners of property have a legal duty to maintain their property and ensure that anyone who enters it is protected from unreasonable risks of injury. Every location is unique and poses its own risks. While showing that the owner or manager was negligent in their care, we must also demonstrate that you were using the property in a reasonably normal and responsible way. The law views visitors to property by dividing them into three categories:
Invitees – These are people with the expressed or implied permission to enter the property. You are an invitee when you visit a friend’s home or enter a store. The owner owes an invitee a duty of reasonable care to keep the property reasonably safe.
Licensees – While licensees also have expressed or implied permission to enter a property, they are doing so for their own purposes. This could include someone who gained permission to hunt on someone else’s land or a salesperson visiting someone’s house. Here the owner owes the licensee the duty to warn them about dangerous conditions the owner knows of that the licensee is not likely able to discover on their own.
Trespassers – People who are not authorized to be on a property are usually owed nothing from the landowner. This has exceptions such as when the trespasser is a child. In that case, the owner must exercise reasonable care to avoid a reasonably foreseeable risk of harm to children caused by artificial conditions to the land such as the keeping of a swimming pool.
Your premises liability lawyer will have to show that the owner failed to perform their duty that they owed you. Premises can be dangerous for many reasons such as improper design or construction, lack of reasonable security, or dangerous materials not properly stored and cluttering the property. Studinski Law, LLC, has years of courtroom experience arguing for damages for our injured clients. We have successfully shown that property owners or occupiers were liable for injuries by proving one of the following:
- The owner caused the injury or dangerous condition.
- The owner knew about the dangerous condition but did nothing to rectify it.
- The owner should have known about the dangerous condition, and any reasonable person caring for the property would have discovered and fixed or removed it.
Our Wisconsin Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help You
Dealing with an injury can be a nightmare for you and your family. If you have been injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for things such as lost wages or medical bills. The lawyers and insurance providers of a property owner will be ready to fight your pursuit of damages, and you need an experienced Wisconsin premises liability lawyer to help you succeed. Whether you have been injured on state property or private property used for commercial or recreational purposes, our lawyers are here to help you move forward with your life.
With offices in Plover and Marshfield, Studinski Law, LLC serves clients throughout Wisconsin, including Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, and Waupaca. Whether you live in a large city or a rural town, regardless of the accident or the injuries you suffered, you have the right to be compensated for your losses. Our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys are familiar with the Wisconsin courts in your area, and will fight to tell your story – wherever it needs to be told.
Contact Studinski Law, LLC, to speak about your options after suffering an injury on someone else’s property. Call us today at (715) 343-2850.