This is the time of year where not only do people have to be careful about driving in slippery conditions but you also have to be careful when walking on sidewalks and parking lots due to ice and snow. Often times when the temperature is near freezing what was ice in the early morning and late night is often times water during the day. As the temperature warms the ice and/or snow melts. The problem is as it gets colder later in the day that melting water now freezes.
Many times, we forget about the condition of a sidewalk or a parking lot as time passes. What might have been water when you walked into a restaurant or store could now be icy and slippery an hour or two later when you exit. Especially, in parking lots, this becomes a problems. Many times, the parking lots are not well lit making it difficult for you to see where you are walking or what you are walking on. This means extra caution is required.
In Wisconsin, a business owner can be responsible for your injuries if they knew or should have known of an icy condition and failed to take appropriate action to correct the condition. This means that business owners need to salt and/or sand icy conditions or remove snow from the parking lot a sufficient distance from the parking lot so it doesn’t continue to melt and run on the driveway and then freeze making a dangerous condition. Sometimes, these slips and falls can cause serious injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a parking lot or on a sidewalk going to and from a business such as a restaurant, tavern, library, grocery store, convenience store, etc., please contact me for a no cost, no obligation consultation. I would be glad to discuss all of your options and let you know what services that we can provide and how we can help. We take these cases on a contingency fee basis so there are never any fees charged unless and until there is a recovery.
I have been representing people injured from slip and falls for almost 30 years and would be glad to discuss your case with you. In the Madison area call me at (608) 824-9540, in the Baraboo area call me at (608) 356-3961, Statewide at (866) 455-2993, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com. We listen, we care, we get results!