Have You Been Hurt In A Slip-and-Fall Accident?
You were shopping, running errands, visiting a business. Perhaps this was a trip you’ve made hundreds of times before. The last thing you expected was to fall and hurt yourself. But that’s what happened, and now you’re left with medical costs and lost wages because of missed work. It’s not you’re fault you slipped or tripped, so why should you have to pay the bill?
At the law firm of Bredell & Bredell, our attorneys believe you should not have to pay for injuries that were not your fault. Our goal is to hold the negligent property owner responsible and get you full compensation. We have been recognized by numerous industry and independent organizations for the quality of our work spanning over two decades of practice. We take even greater pride in the millions of dollars we have recovered for people like you.
To discuss whether you have a claim and your options for pursuing compensation, email or call our experienced lawyers at 734-482-5000 for a free consultation. We handle cases in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan.
How To Determine If You Have A Slip-And-Fall Claim
Under Michigan law, a property owner has a duty to remedy a defect in property if the defect cannot be seen by casual observation, and therefore easily avoided. This is known as the open and obvious doctrine. If the defect is obvious, but you are still injured by the defect, you take on responsibility for your own injuries.
Some examples where liability for trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accidents has been upheld include:
- Leaking packages, coolers or equipment, where water or fluid is not clearly visible
- Black ice, which is slippery ice that is not visible to the naked eye
- Unlevel floor tiles that cannot easily be seen
Premises liability can also be established by statute. For example, a landlord has a statutory obligation to provide a safe environment for their tenants. That means that the landlord is liable if you suffer a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident from loose carpet or otherwise poorly maintained common areas. Similarly, an employer also has an obligation to maintain a safe workplace.
Where Do Slip-And-Fall Accidents Happen?
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen at businesses of all sorts, particularly those with heavy foot traffic like grocery stores, retail stores, gas stations and shopping malls. They may also happen at hotels, motels or even in the apartment building where you live or office where you work.
No matter what the circumstances of your accident, we will fight to protect your rights to compensation for your injuries. At the law office of Bredell & Bredell, our attorneys’ goal is to offer high-quality service, dedicated to achieving your goals. We focus on seeking the necessary compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering when you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident.
Standing Up For Victims Of Fall Accidents
Falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. It may also cause hip injuries, broken wrists, ankle fractures, spinal cord injuries and other injuries. This includes slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents as well as all other types of falling accidents.
Falls come in many forms. We stand up for people hurt in all types of falls, including staircase falls. These may be the result of uneven steps, faulty railings or other problems. We also represent people injured in falls from decks or balconies due to defective railings, deck collapse or other issues.
If a fall was the result of a property owner failing to keep the property safe and in good repair, our lawyers can handle the premises liability claim.
Discuss Your Fall Accident Claim In A Free Consultation
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing reliable and personalized attention when you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
Contact our Michigan premises liability lawyers online or call our law office today at 734-482-5000 to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we are willing to visit you at home or in the hospital, or via video conference.