Matthew DeVos is a Madison, WI lawyer with significant experience representing the rights of those seriously injured while on someone else’s property. Matt serves clients in Dane County and throughout the Greater Madison, WI Metro Area
A premises liability case involves injuries which are sustained while on someone else’s property, often a place of business, where a dangerous or unsafe condition causes an injury.
Customers at every place of business in Wisconsin are supposed to be protected from unsafe conditions by the Safe Place Statute, which is set forth at Wis. Stat. § 101.11. This statute requires that all places of business keep and maintain their premises in a condition that is as safe as the nature of the premises allows. Often times, when a preventable injury occurs on a business premises, it results from a violation of the Safe Place Statute.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced injury attorney immediately. In most situations, the owner has liability insurance and an insurance adjuster will often contact you soon after the accident to get you to give a recorded statement regarding how the accident occurred. You should talk with an attorney before you do so. While the insurance adjuster may seem very friendly, you need to be aware that the insurance adjuster’s job is to try and save the company money by either denying your claim or otherwise paying you as low an amount as possible. They will use your recorded statement to try and get you to admit facts that will hurt your case.
At DeVos Law Firm, LLC we have handled numerous cases involving Safe Place Statute violations and have been very successful in recovering compensation for our clients. We know the nuances of the law, and do everything we can to build your case, by arguing and establishing the grounds for the property owner’s liability. We handle all communications with the insurance company, and ensure that facts are not twisted and your injuries are properly documented and portrayed. In doing so, we ensure that you are given the best opportunity to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries. Because we are so thorough in building your claim, most of our cases settle without the need for filing a lawsuit. However, if the insurance company is still unwilling to compensate you for damages you are entitled to, we are not shy about litigating your case all the way to trial, if necessary.