Milwaukee Slip, Trip & Fall Lawyers
A Wisconsin slip and fall lawyer represents people who have been seriously injured in a slip, trip or fall, or their survivors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of accidental death among older Americans. In 2005, 15,800 people age 65 and older were killed in slip and fall accidents and approximately 1.8 million older Americans sought emergency medical treatment after a fall. Of course, falls are not limited to older Americans. Children and young adults can also suffer painful bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries and death after a fall.
A Milwaukee slip and fall attorney from the law firm of Pasternak & Zirgibel can help a fall victim, or the victim’s survivors, recover after a fall. We understand that a fall is not only painful and frustrating but it is also expensive. We want to help you recover financial damages which are rightfully yours after you have been injured in a Wisconsin slip and fall accident.
How a Wisconsin Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help You
A Milwaukee slip and fall attorney will meet with you for a free case consultation. During that meeting, we will discuss what happened at the time of your accident, the conditions of the premises at the time of your accident, your injuries and your recovery.
Generally, Wisconsin law provides you with three years to file a slip and fall accident case. However, your attorney can begin work on the case and file a lawsuit against the premises owners, operators, business owners, architects or builders earlier than that.
The first step that your Wisconsin slip trip fall lawyer will take is to investigate the premises where you fell. For example, your attorney will want to determine if the place where you fell is included in the Wisconsin Safe Place Law. The safe place law defines safety standards that should be in place for place of employment and public buildings. Your Milwaukee slip trip fall attorney will investigate to determine if the premises were clean and dry, free of loose floorboards, free of debris, had proper railings, had proper notification of holes and were properly illuminated.
While the safe place law does not create a private cause of action for victims of slip and fall accidents, it is important in defining the duty of care that the defendant(s) had to the victim at the time of the accident. A victim may have a cause of action under the common law tort of premises liability.
Slip and Fall Victims May Be Entitled To Damages
Slip and fall victims, or their survivors, may be entitled to damages. Your damage award can include reimbursement for direct costs such as medical expenses, nursing home care, rehabilitation services, modifications to your home to make it accessible while you are injured or disabled and other costs incurred because of your accident. Additionally, your damage award may include compensation for lost income and pain and suffering.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Wisconsin Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents result in serious, sometimes fatal, accidents that forever change the life of a victim and his family. The compassionate attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel want to help slip and fall victims recover from their accidents and receive the financial damages that will enable them to get on with their lives.
Our firm of Milwaukee slip and fall lawyers represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Our firm is committed to representing those who have been harmed by others in slip, trip and fall accidents and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.