Were you injured in on someone else's property? Get the help of a Milwaukee slip and fall lawyer at Gruber Law Offices

slips trips and fallsSlips Trips and Falls occur more frequently than you might expect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that direct medical costs of falls in the U.S. in 2013 were $34 billion.

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury, and most fractures suffered by older adults are caused by falls, according to CDC.

back-injuriesThe National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has stated that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and the leading cause of work-related injuries for workers age 55 and older.
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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced Milwaukee slip and fall accident attorney. You may be entitled to file a premises liability claim for compensation.

milwaukee slip and fall lawyerAt Gruber Law Offices LLC, our practice is limited to accident and injury claims, and our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the process.

We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. We are compassionate, hard working, and dedicated to aggressively pursuing full and fair compensation for you.

Why and Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur

slip and fall casesSlip and fall accidents can happen practically anywhere, indoors or out. When a floor is wet or slippery, or the pavement is icy or littered with loose gravel or other debris, an ambulant person may slip, lose balance, and fall (slip and fall).

Falls also occur when people trip over obstacles (trip and fall), encounter sticky spots or impediments in the walking path (stump and fall), or fall when the foot meets a hole or failure in the walking surface (step and fall).

Property owners are required to use reasonable care in maintaining their properties.

dollarWhen they fail to do so and others are injured as a result, property owners may be held liable for those injuries. You need an experienced Milwaukee slip and fall lawyer to determine whether your injuries were caused by a property owner’s negligence.

Places where premises liability can happen include:

  • Commercial Building
  • Store
  • Office
  • Private Home
  • Rental Home/Apartment
  • Streets
  • Public Transportation

Types of Cases a Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help With

burn-warningThere are many reasons why a place may be unsafe such as a bad design, faulty construction or materials, poor maintenance, or clutter. In these types of dangerous premises, an injury can occur to a person from slipping, falling, tripping or having an object hit or fall on them.

Common Types of Slips Trips and Falls Accidents Include:

  • Elevator Accident
  • Slip and Fall Accident
  • Sidewalk Falls
  • Drowning
  • Raised Carpeting or Floor Boards
  • Unsafe Building Injuries
  • Negligent Security and Bar Fights
  • Unsafe Conditions
  • Retail and Restaurant Negligence

Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

catastrophic injur iconSerious injuries can result from slip and fall accidents. CDC reports that 25,500 older adults died from falls in 2013. NFSI reports that slip and fall accidents account for one million hospital emergency room visits a year. Injuries commonly caused by slip and fall accidents include:
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Fractures, including broken hip or pelvis
  • Neck and back injuries, including fractures and dislocations
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Torn ligaments and tendons in the legs, knees, feet, and wrists

Why You Need a Milwaukee Slip and Fall Lawyer

After serious slip and fall accident injuries , you need a dedicated legal team with knowledge, experience, and a history of success to represent you.

slip and fall attorneyAt Gruber Law Offices LLC, our lawyers have been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, named among Wisconsin Super Lawyers®, and listed among the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the U.S. We are committed to protecting the rights of our injured clients and pursuing the compensation they need and deserve.

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident that was someone else’s fault, contact our office for a free case consultation with a slip and fall attorney.

Listed below are some general rules to help you decide whether someone else was at fault for your slip and fall injury:

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  • The owner of the premises or an employee caused the dangerous situation or permitted it to exist.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee knew of the dangerous condition but did nothing to remedy it.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and remedied it.
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