Property owners (including rental properties and apartments) in Michigan have a Fiduciary duty to make sure that their property is safe for the people they invite.
Whether it is for business or just a simple social call. Unfortunately, some property owners do not take that responsibility seriously. For visitors, this can result in injuries due to slip and falls. Victims who suffer serious injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident in Michigan do have legal rights.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you do not wait as evidence of the incident can change and it may be harder to acquire photographs or video surveillance of the scene of the accident. Slip and fall accident cases can be quite complex when it comes to proving negligence in Michigan. It is important that you hire an attorney who has significant experience in thoroughly investigating these claims and a proven track record of obtaining maximum compensation for slip and fall accidents.
Michigan is one of the leading slip and fall locations in the United States. In a Michigan slip and fall claim, you must show that an unreasonable risk caused you bodily harm. Trip and fall hazards include:
If the property owner was aware or should have known about the risk, they then had “actual notice” by seeing or creating the hazard or allowing it to remain long enough that they should have noticed. If they failed to protect you or give you a warning and you suffered because of their negligence, you may have a claim.