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Personal Injury - Slip and Fall

Residents in Michigan have the benefit of being able to enjoy all four seasons. With that thought comes many opportunities for slip and fall accidents from snow, ice, and water. Of course, any indoor or outdoor cleaning, construction work, and more can also lead to slippery surfaces around a home or business.

Owners or possessors of land, premises, or a place of business are responsible under the law for maintaining the premises in a reasonably safe condition. In some cases, individuals who may now own the property but were responsible for a decision that led to a slip and fall injury, such as a manager or a cleaning company, may be determined to be a fault as well.

As a business, that sidewalk or entryway out in front of your public entrance is your responsibility. As a homeowner, your driveaway, path to your house, and that back deck that can get slippery any time if gets wet can be a liability.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1 million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury and over 17,000 people die in the U.S. annually because of these injuries. At Bashore Green, our attorneys are experts in helping those from in and around southeastern Michigan who have suffered from a slip and fall injury get the compensation they deserve. We also work with existing clients in a proactive way to encourage them to take steps to limit the chances that someone will be injured by falling on their property.

Some examples of unsafe conditions are:

  • Wet floors
  • Slippery substances
  • Liquids
  • Melting ice, slush or snow
  • Black ice
  • Broken or loose steps or stairs
  • Broken flooring
  • Ripped carpet
  • Defective railings
  • Broken cement or asphalt
  • Defective doors
  • Defective shelving or display
  • Smashed or spilled food items
  • Failure to put out mats or signs to warn
Slip and Fall Lawyer

The owner of a property has a duty to exercise ordinary care to protect people from unreasonable risks of injury. If a person falls, slips, or trips upon a condition that is considered to be unreasonably dangerous, that person may be entitled to recover compensation for bodily injures as well as other damages sustained, including economic losses and damages. Again, this is a common challenge for residents and business owners located in Michigan during the winter months.

Slip and falls can lead to very serious injuries ranging from fractures, neck, and back injuries to traumatic brain injuries. Medical bills can quickly grow, potentially causing financial hardships for consumers that can include bankruptcy. Under some circumstances, a slip and fall may be considered the fault of the property owner. However, there is a fine distinction as to when a property owner is at fault rather than the individual such as a defect or condition on the property that is visible.

Michigan law regarding slip and falls can be complicated. What is clear though is the financial burden on the injured party can be debilitating. Our experienced lawyers not only understand the law, and will come up with options for clients to consider, but we’re empathetic to the physical and financial challenges that our clients face.

If you were injured in a slip and fall, contact Bashore Green. Our team understands the Slip and Fall laws in Michigan and can help you determine the best course of action. We are here to protect your rights. And remember, Bashore Green guarantees there is NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN!

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