A premises liability accident can happen on any property where the owner or manager negligently fails to keep the premises safe and clear of dangers. If a visitor to the property gets hurt as a result of that negligence, then the owner or property manager will be liable for damages under Michigan state law.
However, a premises liability claim will not simply write and file itself. Furthermore, it is extremely rare for Michigan property owners to step forward, claim culpability and offer to compensate accident victims on their own accord. Indeed, in the vast majority of cases, the property owner must be put on alert through the filing a legal action in civil court.
Premises liability actions arise out of a lot of different problems that can be found on private property. However, some of the most common include accidents related to stairways, slippery surfaces, elevators, escalators, obstacles in high traffic areas, poor lighting, lack of warning signs, cracked sidewalks and more. Accidents involving these obstacles can result in back problems, neck problems, broken bones, scrapes, cuts, bruises, head injuries, brain damage, paralysis and a lot more.
At the Law Offices of Harris & Literski, we help victims of premises liability accidents compile, file and litigate claims for damages following a premises-related injury. Our office has assisted numerous individuals in litigating such cases, and we have secured countless out of court settlements on their behalf. If settlement is not an option, though, we will aggressively pursue a viable claim for damages until we have exhausted every possible avenue for recovery.