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PREMISE LIABILITY

Property owners are obligated to keep their land, along with the buildings and equipment on top of it, safe for visitors and for anyone visiting to conduct business. Premise liability cases include slip-and-fall accidents, falls from heights, defective or broken stair accidents, and accidents caused by unsafe or unstable objects. When property owners fail to maintain a safe premise, innocent people can suffer devastating injuries, and our attorneys at Levine Lyon & Eisberner LLC can help hold property owners accountable for their negligence.

 

To prevail in premise liability matters, you typically must prove one of the following:

 

  • The owner caused the dangerous condition that led to your injury or caused the injury itself.

  • The owner knew about the hazardous condition yet did nothing to resolve it.

  •  The owner should have known about the hazardous condition, and any reasonable person caring for the property would have found the hazardous condition and resolved it.

 

Wisconsin’s comparative negligence law regarding premise liability means that the actions and possible negligence of the injured person is also considered. For example, if you are awarded $50,000 in your case, but you were found to be 15 percent responsible for your own injuries, you can only recover $42,500, or 85 percent of the damages awarded.

 

At Levine Lyon & Eisberner LLC we can help you establish that your injuries were caused by the property owner’s negligence, and we can help argue that you are not comparatively negligent for your injuries. Please contact us today for a consultation.