When properties are not properly maintained, anything can happen. People who enter and use the premises can become seriously injured because the property owner has failed to provide a safe environment. From slips and falls to electrocution or even drowning, these accidents can have devastating consequences for the victim and his or her family. Injured victims can be hurt to the extent that their lives can never return to normal.
People or companies who own property are legally obliged to keep these environments safe for visitors, employees and others who have reason to come onto the property. Properties must be secure and safe as well as free from hazards that can trigger accidents—accidents that can result in illness, injury, or death. Premises liability is a field of law that applies to people who own businesses, homes, apartments and other buildings and public areas.
Substandard workmanship, building code violations, defective materials, poorly maintained property or premises that contain harmful materials, such as asbestos or mold, present the potential for harm, sometimes with long-term consequences. Because Michigan courts have ruled, in some cases, to protect owners of premises from lawsuits, it is important to talk to a qualified lawyer about your accident. We can help you prove liability in a premise liability case in Michigan, even though these cases can be complex.
It’s no simple matter to evaluate each case, but this must be done, and an experienced legal firm can help determine whether you might be entitled to compensation.
Some categories of losses that victims of injuries due to neglected or dangerous premises can ask to be compensated for include:
In Michigan, what an injury victim or the family of a wrongful death victim can claim in this type of accident is determined by what type and how serious the injury is.
We will do a thorough investigation to prove that there was negligence, pinpoint the cause of the injury and prove that the injury did take place where and how the claimant says it did.
It’s a fact that, because property owners can be negligent or careless, people can get hurt. If this has happened to you or your loved one for this reason, we can review the circumstances and give you guidance on what actions you can take. If you have questions about whether you can receive monetary compensation because of this type of accident and negligence, contact us for your initial free consultation.