Michigan Landlord Negligence Lawyers
In Michigan, a landlord has both a legal and statutory duty to maintain the premises so that they are in a reasonably safe condition for both tenants and other individuals who are lawfully on the premises. If this duty is breached, then the landlord and owner of the property can be held liable for any injuries caused by this failure.
In addition, the statutory protection creates a very important distinction between a typical slip-and-fall injury case and those that occur on the premises of an apartment. In general, Michigan premises liability claims fall under what is known as the “open and obvious doctrine.” What this means is that if you could see the defect, but are still injured by the defect, you take on responsibility for your own injuries. However, this common law does not apply in landlord-tenant injury cases, thereby giving more room for injured tenants to file a premises liability claim.
Experienced Ann Arbor Dangerous Apartment Conditions Attorneys
At Bredell & Bredell, we provide quality and effective personal injury representation to clients throughout Michigan. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury related to an accident that occurred on an apartment building complex (including common areas), it is important that you seek representation from a lawyer who understands the specific laws that apply to these situations. Landlord-tenant premises liability claims have different legal issues from the typical slip-and-fall accident. Our attorneys will work diligently to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
To discuss your apartment building injuries case with one of our Michigan landlord negligence lawyers, contact us online.
Statutory Protection For Injured Michigan Tenants
Under MCL Section 554.139, the law provides specific statutory protection for injured tenants. It requires the landlord to make sure that:
- The property and common areas are fit for use as the parties intended.
- The property complies with applicable health and safety laws.
- The property is reasonably maintained during the course of the lease.
What may not have had merit in the parking lot of a mall or office building may have merit on the premises of an apartment complex because of this specific Michigan statute. Find out more about whether your apartment building injury case has merit and how our law firm can help you recover for damages suffered. We highly recommend that you take photos of the accident site and document your injuries. The more evidence is preserved the more it strengthens your potential case.
Contact Our Michigan Premises Liability Law Firm
We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your apartment building injury case with one of our skilled lawyers. Contact Bredell & Bredell today by calling 734-482-5000 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. Free initial consultations. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our office.