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I was injured in a slip and fall accident in Wisconsin due to the negligence of another. How can I determine whether or not I should file a claim?

Slip and fall accidents in Milwaukee are quite common. Many times they result in injuries and even death. Many times a fall leaves us embarrassed or ashamed, as onlookers laugh and gawk at the accident. What these people don’t understand is that there is no way you could have prevented the accident from happening.

When you slip and fall on someone else’s property, it is possible that they are at fault and not you. If you are not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. To determine whether or not you should pursue a claim and seek compensation, there are three criteria which must be met:

  • Liability. The first thing to determine is who is liable for the accident and damages. Proving that the person occupying the building or property committed a careless act or failed to act responsibly will determine if you have a case or not. It can be proven by eyewitnesses, pictures, videos, and expert witnesses.
  • Damages. The next thing is to determine the damages or losses you incurred from the accident. Damages can include both tangible and intangible losses. Loss of income, medical costs, pain and suffering, and emotional damage will all be considered a loss.
  • Causation. Causation means that there was a defect on the premises that caused you to fall and caused the damages.

If you believe that these three criteria were met in your slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact a Milwaukee slip and fall attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham