What To Do When Injured Due To Unsafe Property Conditions
Property owners have a legal duty to take reasonable safety precautions which ensure their premises do not place visitors at undue risk of harm. Often times, property owners are fully aware of the hazards on their property yet fail to protect their patrons and visitors.
When individuals are hurt due to the negligence, carelessness, or otherwise indifferent attitude of property owners towards maintaining a safe environment, victims may be able to hold wrongdoers accountable. Filing premises liability lawsuits can help recover compensation for damages like hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
After the Accident
After suffering an injury, victims should immediately seek medical attention to start treatment and document the injury. A physician’s diagnosis can go a long way to helping ensure the victim is compensated appropriately and receives due compensation for medical treatment.
Victims of unsafe property conditions may need extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation for their injuries. Other medical treatment may include hospital visits, prescription medication, and medical devices.
Examples of Unsafe Property Conditions
Hazards may present themselves to victims in many ways. If property owners or maintenance companies contracted to maintain the premises fail to make repairs, warn visitors of dangerous conditions, or correct foreseeable hazards, the consequences may be catastrophic.
Types of unsafe property conditions include:
- Ice and snow on sidewalks or stairs;
- Damaged or cracked sidewalks;
- Slippery floors;
- Potholes in parking lots; and
- Cluttered construction areas.
Types of Premises Liability Injuries
One of the most common premises liability injuries is slip and falls. Whether in a restaurant, supermarket, or other business, if the property owner or manager fails to clean up spills or wet areas after becoming aware of or recognizing the hazard, victims may have have grounds to sue.
Other serious injuries caused by negligent property owners may be due to falling objects or debris. Quite often, these types of accidents occur on or near constructions sites where someone failed to exercise due care in securing an area.
Minnesota Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to unsafe or even dangerous property conditions, contact the attorneys of Novitzke, Gust, Sempf, Whitley & Bergmanis online or by calling 715-268-6130 for a consultation about your case. For over 40 years, our attorneys have worked hard to help victims throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in their time of need to help ensure justice is served.