Perhaps the worst thing about a slip and fall accident is the fact that the victims never see them coming. Nevertheless, each year, countless Michigan residents have their lives seriously affected by injuries relating to a slip and fall event. Indeed, some victims never fully recover from their injuries.
In order to have the best chances for recovery after a slip and fall event, Michigan residents need access to the best medical care to treat broken bones, head injuries, brain injuries, cuts, scrapes, bruises, dislocated joints, puncture wounds and other types of injuries. That medical care does not come cheap and sometimes, the only way for an injured party to get the money they need to pay medical care is through the pursuit of a personal injury claim relating to the slip and fall event that caused their injuries.
Some of the most common circumstances that result in a slip and fall event relate to poorly lit stairwells, slippery stairs, slippery floors, faulty escalators, hazardous debris left out for someone to trip over, a hole that someone can fall into, and a wide variety of other situations. While many business owners and property owners are responsible to maintain safe premises, a lot of them are not.
Fortunately, Michigan courts will hold negligent property owners liable if their failure to maintain their property was the reason for an accident. Courts will also hold property management firms, businesses and other individuals liable, if it is deemed that those individuals were legally responsible for maintaining the safety of the premises.
If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall event, the law offices of Harris & Literski is here to help. We offer free, no obligation initial consultations to review your case, where we will evaluate your injuries and the circumstances of your accident and advise you of your legal rights and options.