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Establishing Slip and Fall Cases in Michigan


There are a lot of instances when accidents happen. It is inevitable and there is nothing that most of us can do about it. However, what if the problem that you are facing can actually be prevented if the building manager or the proper individuals acted based on their responsibility? In this case, the accident should never have happened. 

Here at Haque Legal, we consider ourselves the premier neck and back injury lawyer in Southfield. We have also handled Southfield neck and back injury cases as well slip and fall cases in Michigan that could have been prevented. 

In order to properly serve our clients, we wrote this article to discuss slip and fall cases and the legal basis for their filing.

What is a slip and fall case?

Your first question is probably – what is a slip and fall case in the first place? A slip and fall case is a case built for cases of slip and fall accidents. When you slipped and fell as a result of a hazardous condition in your workplace or in any other place, then it is the legal liability of the owner of the premises.

For example, if you tripped over a wire, slipped over an icy sidewalk, or fell on a slippery surface, you should expect to sue that slip and fall accident.

What is the end goal of slip and fall cases?

In some cases, potential clients ask about the end goal of slip and fall cases. Generally, a valid case can be filed to get compensation for the injury. 

What is the basis of slip and fall cases?

A basic slip and fall case get legal backing under premises liability laws in Michigan. This can be found in M Civ JI 19.03 which states, in the relevant part:

A possessor must warn the invitee of dangers that are known or that should have been known to the possessor unless those dangers are open and obvious. However, a possessor must warn an invitee of an open and obvious danger if the possessor should expect that an invitee will not discover the danger or will not protect [himself] against it.

In slip and fall cases on an icy boardwalk, the basis is often M Civ JI 19.05 which states the following:

It was the duty of [defendant] to take reasonable measures within a reasonable period of time after the accumulation of snow and ice to diminish the hazard of injury to [plaintiff].

In the next part of this article series, let us discuss more on the premises liability laws in Michigan.

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Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with the filing of your case.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have a personal injury case and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it, especially in terms of the expenses.

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Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and that the full extent of justice will be used.

Disclaimer

The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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