Serious Defense For Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall lawyers in Macomb County frequently deal with the pain, loss and financial aftermath of such accidents. That is because these accidents often happen outside the home, on the premises of commercial or governmental organizations that failed to take necessary precautions.
Such slip-and-fall mishaps — whether in Warren, Clinton, Shelby, Macomb, Sterling Heights or elsewhere in Michigan — can have serious consequences and require the assistance of lawyers. Possible injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
When medical bill co-payments add up to thousands of dollars or more, and when the individual who fell is incapacitated or otherwise unable to work, it is easy to see how slip-and-fall accidents can be very expensive.
Treatment for injuries such as paraplegia illustrates how medical costs can easily exceed a million dollars. Add to that the degree of pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other diminution of life, and the net costs increase even more for the victims.
What Minimum Standard Of Care Means For You
How is the fall the fault of the property owner or manager? Some responsibility falls on you, the pedestrian, to exercise proper caution. But if the property and walkways were poorly designed, if the floors were wet and greasy or poorly maintained, or if there are broken railings or broken steps, the burden of negligence falls on the property and its owner.
The lawyers at Boyer Law Group, are experienced at determining how property owners and managers failed to achieve a minimum standard of care and caution in maintaining the public access areas.
How We Work In Your Best Interest
It is important to know that all personal injury lawsuits are done on a contingency basis. That means the injured party pays nothing until a settlement is reached with the responsible parties.
Whenever possible, the injured parties and their families are advised to contact us, or your personal injury lawyer of choice, immediately following the accident. This allows time to gather critical evidence at the scene of the accident that may help determine if there was liability due to negligence.
New Law Protects Cities From Lawsuits Over Dangerous Sidewalks
House Bill 4686 passed by the government of Detroit, but applicable to the territory of Michigan, brings new challenges for victims injured after a slip-and-fall accident on a dangerous sidewalk. The bill limits the government’s liability on the grounds that if sidewalk defects are “open and obvious,” then the claim will be denied.
A slip-and-fall on a sidewalk could result in devastating consequences and expensive medical treatment. This does not mean that an injury victim does not have a right to file a claim to recover compensation from the government. However, it creates more obstacles and the need for experienced legal assistance to prove your case.