In Michigan, you may be entitled to compensation for an injury you sustain as a result of an unsafe or dangerous condition on someone else’s property. Generally, a property owner is liable for injuries that occur on his property if he failed to use reasonable care to keep his property safe and free of hazards that present an unreasonable risks of harm. In order to win, however, you must prove that the property owner either: created the unsafe condition; was aware of the condition and didn’t take steps to make it safe; or, if he wasn’t aware of the condition, it existed for a sufficient period of time that he should have known about the danger and done something about it.
Many types of personal injury cases are classified as premises liability. The most common are slips, trips and falls caused by:
- Broken or uneven pavement
- Ice and snow (black ice)
- Defective steps and stairways
- Missing or broken handrails
- Water hazards/slippery surfaces
- Holes in the ground
However, premises liability also includes injuries sustained from a variety of other dangerous conditions such as:
- Inadequate building security
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Broken windows
- Broken doors
- Swimming pool accidents
- Unsafe swing sets or playground equipment
- Exposure to mold or other toxic fumes and chemicals
- Unsafe amusement park rides
Whether the landowner is liable for your injury also depends, in part, on whether you were an invitee, licensee or a trespasser at the time you were injured.
Protecting Your Right to Compensation
When your accident is caused by a property owner or occupant's negligence, you're entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, insurance companies are in no hurry to make sure you have the funds you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. Working with a skilled personal injury attorney can protect your interests throughout the process of resolving your claim.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to dangerous or defective conditions, on public or private property, you need an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan to evaluate your case so you are properly compensated for your injuries.If you’ve been injured, make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
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