Slip/Trip and Fall

Slip/Trip and Fall

Two common types of injury claims are Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall cases. In legal terms, these are Premises Liability legal actions.

A Michigan slip and fall liability case can be filed by a victim who is hurt because of the negligence or carelessness of someone else. Unfortunately, thousands of Michigan slip and fall accident victims are eligible to make these claims every year, after suffering injuries caused by property owners who failed to use reasonable care to warn of hazards or remove dangerous conditions from their property.

The following are some of the dangerous conditions that can cause injury and may be the basis for a premises liability claim:

  • Standing puddles of water
  • Uncleared snow
  • Clear ice
  • Black ice
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Defective flooring
  • Improperly secured mats
  • Stairways and steps that violate building safety codes
  • Hidden drop-offs
  • Concealed holes

It is doubtful that any area of Michigan personal injury law has undergone more change than premises liability. While recent Michigan Supreme Court decisions have made it easier for victims to recover money damages, this area of law remains fraught with “pitfalls” for the inexperienced lawyer.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of a Michigan slip and fall accident, talk with an experienced Michigan slip and fall lawyer. Please call us or submit a simple, free and confidential legal consultation form now.