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Premises Liability

Premises Liability in Michigan – More than just settlement or litigation – recovery!

You want to know, “Do I have a case?”

Michigan slip and fall cases are hierarchy under the practice area of Premises Liability Law.  If you have had a slip and fall or another type of premises accident you should be looking for a lawyer who practices premises liability law.  When searching for an attorney for your slip and fall case, your rehabilitation physically and emotionally and your financial entitlement should all be considered.  Please do not sign anything until you have all of the details and answers.  FAQ – link here or call us if you prefer to speak with a caring qualified attorney instead of reading the answers to your questions.

Michigan slip and fall cases are hierarchy under the practice area of Premises Liability Law.  If you have had a slip and fall or another type of premises accident you should be looking for a personal injury lawyer who practices premises liability law.  A slip and fall accident may be debilitating or just a nuisance.  When searching for an accident attorney for your slip and fall case, your rehabilitation physically and emotionally and your financial entitlement should all be considered.  Please do not sign anything until you have all of the details and answers.  FAQ – link here or call us if you prefer to speak with a caring qualified attorney instead of reading the answers to your questions.

Slip and Fall Statistics according to the National Safety Council

  • 17,000 people a year on average die from slip and falls
  • Slip and falls are the most common workplace injury
  • Slip and fall injuries rank number one in emergency treatments
  • Most slip and fall accidents occur on level ground
  • 25 thousand injuries per day are slip and fall/175,000 per week
  • This is a one billion dollar problem a year.
  • The average slip and fall costs the victim $20,228.

Michigan Premises Liability Law refers to the subject of certain landowners who are responsible for certain financial damages.  This makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for the injuries suffered by person(s) who are present on the premises. The word ‘premises’ should be read fundamentally to consist of land, premises, or places of business. The ‘possessor’ is the person in possession of the premises.

Many would like to think that a Michigan slip and fall case is a ‘slam dunk’, but, not so in Premises Law and not so in Michigan or the surrounding states.  At OurAdvocate one of the most frightful details we hear is that a victim has had a phone call with a staff member of a law firm and is told they have an open and shut case.  Your Michigan slip and fall case requires more care than the free consultation!  As a matter of fact, all personal injury cases are in a contingency basis and you will not pay for anything unless the attorney recovers money for you.  It is not fair to think that a person injured by the act or negligence of another should have to pay for their legal representation until monetary award is achieved.

In order to succeed in slip and fall cases, your attorney must know and understand what has become the common defense to these cases. It is called "open and obvious." Basically, the open and obvious defense means that a "hazard is its own warning" and if the Plaintiff had been diligently watching where he or she were stepping, the fall would not have occurred. Accordingly, these cases must be handled carefully and require a high level of legal expertise or they will be dismissed, leaving the injured victim out of luck.

OurAdvocate will inform you of how your case should be positioned and we believe that you must be informed of all your options for financial recovery. 

Your attorney must qualify the person who is being sued (the Defendant) as the ‘owner’ of the premises, as the ‘possessor’ of the land or ‘premises’.  In Michigan law, this too is not an open and shut case.  This requires a detailed and careful analysis from an experienced attorney to determine the culpability (blame) of the defendant.

Second, MI premises law requires the thorough investigation as to the status of the person who entered the property and is suing (the plaintiff)? We at OurAdvocate will determine if the plaintiff (likely to be you) would legally be considered "invitee", a "licensee", or a "trespasser".  These questions must be determined in a legal, documented procedural way for a case to progress as a case in Michigan Premises Liability.

Premises liability law must be analyzed through a complex maze of law from both statutes and case law. A team of experienced attorneys best handles these cases. We at OurAdvocate have a team of attorneys and staff that are experienced in this area. You may have a case for which you are due compensation.

Slip and fall cases in Michigan

Anyone who has grown up in Michigan knows the climate can be hard on sidewalks. The cold weather makes the sidewalks buckle and crack. The resulting hazards can cause slip and fall accidents. The climate in Michigan can also result in icy conditions. Sometimes, the ice can be in the treacherous form of “black ice” – ice that is virtually invisible.

But it is not just the climate that can cause slips and falls. Faulty railings, defective stairs, littered walking areas and other problems can all result in slip and fall accidents. These problems can be worsened if the property owner does not light his property properly.

Fire and Furnace Cases in Michigan

The climate in Michigan also means homes need furnaces. Defective furnaces can be a fire hazard in addition to the normal such hazards in homes, such as faulty wiring and code violations. Defective furnaces can also be a source of carbon monoxide poisoning. These conditions can result in severe smoke inhalation, burns and brain damage.

These are but a few of the many accidents and injuries that can happen on property. A strong investigation into your case must consider building codes, statutes, product defects, precedent case law in your state and a variety of other issues. Premises liability is actually a complex area of law and requires companion investigation to determine who is responsible. Whatever your accident or injury, the insurance company for the property owner will go to work immediately to try to keep your recovery to a minimum. You need an experienced and aggressive team of Michigan premises liability lawyers on your side, to analyze the necessary issues and cover all the bases.

OurAdvocate stands experienced and ready to speak with you and explain what type of claim you may have. 1- 248 – 1060