Slip and fall accidents can lead to severe injuries. When these accidents are due to someone else’s negligence, victims deserve just compensation. That’s where the Davis Law Center steps in. We have extensive experience negotiating and litigating slip and fall claims and a proven track record of success, having achieved significant settlements and jury awards.
When you meet with us, we will learn about the circumstances surrounding your injury and explore your legal options. Above all, we will fight to protect your rights and help you obtain just compensation. Contact us today to consult with an experienced slip-and-fall attorney.
Understanding Slip and Fall Claims in Michigan
Slip and fall claims fall under the banner of premises liability law, which holds property owners responsible for injuries that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions. To have a successful slip and fall claim, you must prove the property owner was negligent in maintaining a safe environment by establishing several key elements:
- Duty of care – The property owner had a responsibility to ensure the safety of the premises.
- Breach of duty – The owner failed to maintain the property safely, creating hazardous conditions.
- Causation – The hazardous condition directly caused your injury.
- Damages – The injury resulted in actual damages (e.g. medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering)
Although this seems straightforward, proving the property owner’s negligence can be challenging. Suppose they repair the hazard before evidence is collected or deny knowledge of its existence. You need a skilled slip-and-fall attorney to draw a direct link between the hazard and your injury and to help you obtain just compensation.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur due to a variety of hazards, often resulting from the negligence of property owners in maintaining safe conditions. Some of the most common causes in Michigan include:
- Wet and uneven surfaces such as spills, freshly mopped floors, or uneven flooring.
- Weather conditions like icy sidewalks and snow-covered walkways.
- Poor lighting can obscure visibility, making it difficult to see potential dangers.
- Broken steps or uneven stairs can cause individuals to misstep and fall.
- Handrails that are not securely fixed can lead to falls, especially on stairs.
- Cluttered walkways create tripping hazards.
- Worn or torn carpeting can catch someone’s foot, causing them to trip.
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their premises are free from these and other hazards. Neglecting to maintain, repair, or adequately warn about such dangers can lead to accidents and subsequent claims of negligence.
At Davis Law Center, we focus on identifying and proving these failures in duty, helping victims secure the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Our thorough approach to investigating slip and fall accidents is essential in demonstrating the property owner’s negligence and achieving a successful outcome in your case.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents, while often underestimated, can lead to a range of serious injuries, including:
- Broken bones, particularly in the wrists, arms, or hips, are caused by the impact of the fall.
- Head injuries, including concussions or more serious traumatic brain injuries, can occur even with a seemingly mild fall.
- Spinal cord injuries can lead to significant, sometimes permanent, mobility issues or paralysis.
- Cuts and abrasions from making contact with the ground or sharp objects at the fall site.
- Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains or strains, which might not be immediately apparent.
These injuries can result in substantial medical expenses, long-term rehabilitation, and even permanent disability. At Davis Law Center, we are committed to securing comprehensive compensation that covers medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, helping you achieve the best possible recovery.
Why Davis Law Center?
As a leading personal injury firm serving clients in the metro Detroit area and across Michigan, we have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates, skilled negotiators, and aggressive trial lawyers. You can expect us to handle your slip-and-fall claim professionally and carefully. Our legal team will handle all the details including:
- Identifying the specific condition that caused the fall
- Showing that the owner knew, or reasonably should have known, about the hazard.
- Proving that the owner did not take appropriate steps to remedy the situation or warn you of the hazard
- Documenting your injuries and losses
- Negotiating a fair and just settlement with the property owner’s insurance company
While many slip-and-fall claims can be resolved outside of court, we are fully prepared to litigate if necessary. Rest assured, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Talk To An Experienced Michigan Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury in a slip and fall accident, turn to the Davis Law Center, the trusted choice in personal injury law. We offer free consultations and handle all injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning there is never a fee until we win compensation for you. Contact us today to get started.
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