The most prevalent type of premises liability claim is those that pertain to slip and fall accidents. If you have been injured by slipping, tripping, or falling on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to a significant amount of compensation. However, you will need to prove that your injuries were the direct result of a hazardous condition that the owner created, knew about, or should have known about.
Proving owner liability for your injuries is often challenging, especially if you attempt to do so on your own. West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC is here to help ensure your claim is handled in the right way. Our Muskegon slip and fall lawyers are often able to negotiate with insurance companies for maximum compensation for our clients. In other cases, when the insurer refuses to pay a fair settlement amount, we take them to court to force them to pay what is owed.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents occur frequently in grocery stores, restaurants, construction sites, and a variety of other types of properties.
Slip and fall accidents typically occur because of:
- Cracked sidewalks
- Torn carpeting
- Wet spots on floors
- Parking lot potholes
- Uneven steps
- Broken tiles
- Lack of handrails
- Unsalted icy walkways
- Debris on floors
- Improper lighting
- Warped stairs
- Cords laying in a footpath
To work with a skilled team of personal injury attorneys who can aggressively fight for the money you are owed, call (855) 933-0102 now.
Comparative Negligence in Slip & Fall Cases
In Michigan, premises liability claims revolve around comparative negligence laws. These laws stipulate that a personal injury victim’s compensation will be affected by the percentage of fault that they had in their accident. Every individual is expected to exercise reasonable judgment and caution when on another’s property, whether private or public. If, for example, your inattention contributes to your slip and fall accident, and you are found to be 50% at fault for your injuries, the property owner will only be liable for 50% of your total damages.
Developing a Solid Case
Creating a strong case against a property owner involves several components. First, you will want to make sure your accident and injuries are well documented. Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. Also, write down a clear, precise description of what happened as soon as possible. Second, immediately report the accident to the property owner or manager. Be sure to get a copy of the accident report before you leave. Third, seek medical attention for your injuries. A medical professional's perspective is extremely critical in getting compensated fairly.
Once you have completed the above steps, contact West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC. Our Muskegon slip and fall accident lawyers have over 75 years of collective experience handling these types of cases. We have a proven track record of winning maximum compensation for our clients.
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