When a restaurant is open for business, it invites customers to enter the premises. As a customer, you expect the premises to be safe.
It’s said in journalism that “dog bites man” is not news, but that “man bites dog” is. Tell that to the estimated 4.5 million people bitten by dogs nationwide each year.
Slip and falls are the leading cause of accidents in hotels, public buildings, and restaurants. In Wisconsin, when you're injured in an accident on a hotel's premises or another person's property, you are well within your rights to hold the property owner responsible and seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Moving a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult decision for most families. You wonder if the facility’s staff will take good care of them. What if your loved one falls and injures themselves? What if another resident or a staff member harms them?
An analysis of homeowner insurance data carried out in 2019 by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)found that the average cost paid out for a dog bite claim was $44,760 and rising annually. In 2019 alone, the number of dog bite claims rose almost three percent on an annual basis to 17,802.
According to the National Flooring Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents are responsible for about one million emergency room visits annually. Getting injured during your visit to the local grocery store or supermarket can be a painful experience.
In 2019, there were 21,236 residents in Wisconsin nursing facilities. As the population ages, that number will continue to grow, as will the number of concerns families have about the safety, security, and care of loved ones living in those facilities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites every year, or 1 in every 73 persons. Of those bitten, at least 800,000 require medical care. If you or your loved one suffers a bite by a neighbor or friend’s dog, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries.
When you are injured in an accident on a friend or neighbor’s property, you may be hesitant to seek compensation for your injuries. However, filing a claim against the homeowner’s insurance means that your neighbor isn’t the one covering the costs.
Safe staffing ratios in nursing homes are essential. Having lower staffing levels can compromise care quality and cause nursing home accidents. If you are concerned about negligence due to low staffing levels and your loved one’s safety, it is crucial that you consult with a knowledgeable Wisconsin personal injury attorney.