Maintaining a Safe Place

June 2021

Wisconsin law provides that the owner of a business has a duty to maintain their premises as safe as the nature of the premises reasonably permits.  This rule also applies to rentals that contain four or more units.  The rule is generally referred to as the safe place law.  The safe place law applies both to inside and outside of a business.  The safe place law also applies to all of the seasons of the year.


At Herrick & Hart, we daily see the injuries caused when businesses fail to maintain a safe place.  An injured person should keep in mind that even if they are partly to blame for the injury, they still may be able to recover under Wisconsin law.  This legal principle is called comparative negligence.   If you have a question regarding an injury involving a business failing to maintain a safe place, you should feel free to contact us.  

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