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Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Allen Park, MI

To get help after a slip and fall accident in Allen Park, MI, you need an experienced slip and fall attorney who specializes exclusively in helping people who have been injured in premises liability accidents. Your lawyer will help you fight to get full compensation for your injuries and to recover economic damages to pay for your medical bills and help support your family if your injuries have kept you from working.

Role and Benefits of Hiring an Allen Park Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you’ve been injured as a result of a slip and fall in Allen Park, MI, our role is clear: to get you the best possible settlement result in your case. If a property owner denies responsibility or if the insurance company offers anything less than full and fair value to settle your accident claim, our slip and fall attorneys will protect you. We specialize exclusively in premises liability cases, and we have the experience, skills and reputation with the insurance companies to protect you and your family – including getting you full compensation for your injuries. 

Understanding Negligence in Allen Park Trip and Fall Cases

For a property owner to be found negligent for causing your injuries from a slip and fall accident in Allen Park, MI, the following facts must be supported by the evidence:

  • The property owner had possession and control over the area where you slipped and fell as a result of a dangerous condition on the property
  • The property owner failed to make the premises safe for you – if, say, you were a customer who was on the property for the commercial benefit of the owner – by failing to either inspect the premises, make necessary repairs, or warn customers like you about dangers known to the owner or hazards discovered by the owner (See the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2000 ruling in Stitt v. Holland

The Impact of the Open and Obvious Law on Slip and Fall Cases

A property owner owes a duty to protect invitees from a dangerous condition on the property even if the dangerous condition is open and obvious, according to the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2023 decision in Kandil-Elsayed v. F&E Oil.

The open and obvious nature of a dangerous condition does not negate a property owner’s duty to protect invitees from the dangerous condition.

Instead, it is relevant to the factual question of whether a property owner has breached his or her duty of care. In particular, courts must decide whether a property owner “should have anticipated [the] harm” to invitees from an open and obvious hazard and taken steps to protect them from the hazard.

The Michigan Supreme Court has said that a dangerous condition is open and obvious if “it is reasonable to expect that an average person with ordinary intelligence would have discovered it upon casual inspection.”

Time Limit for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in Allen Park

The statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit for a slip and fall in Allen Park is three years from the accident date. If the victim was under 18 at the time of the fall, you may be able to successfully sue after the three-year limit has passed. 

Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries

Compensation for a slip and fall injury goes far beyond the standard medical costs. The types of compensation awarded to victims can cover:

  • Medical expenses for your care, treatment, surgeries, diagnostic tests, attendant care and transportation to and from medical appointments (past and future, depending on the facts of your case)
  • Pain and suffering that includes mental anguish, fright and shock, loss of social pleasures and enjoyments, and embarrassment, humiliation and mortification. (M Civ JI 50.02)
  • Lost earnings and wages that you would have otherwise received if your injuries had not prevented you from returning to work after your accident (past and future, depending on the facts of your case)

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Most slip and fall accidents are the result of negligence on the part of the property owner. If you slipped and fell in Allen Park, MI, it may have been due to one of the following dangerous hazards that a property owner failed to protect you from or warn you about:

  • Cracked pavement
  • Icy sidewalks/parking lots
  • Snow accumulation
  • Flickering or insufficient lighting
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Torn or loose carpets
  • Foreign objects in the walkways or aisles
  • Loose floorboards

Injured in a slip and fall accident in Allen Park, MI? Call now!

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Allen Park, MI, call now (248) 254-8357 for a free consultation with one of our experienced slip and fall lawyers. There is no cost or obligation. You can also visit our contact page or use the chat feature on our website.

The attorneys at Michigan Slip and Fall Lawyers are here to help you and your family fight to get the best possible legal settlement for you and your family. Call now for a no-cost, no obligation, free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers to discuss your legal rights to pain and suffering compensation and to money damages to help you and your family pay your medical bills and make up for the wages you’ve lost because your injuries have disabled you from working.

Frequently Asked Questions About Allen Park Slip and Fall Accidents

Here we address the questions that people most frequently ask. We hope our answers are helpful to you and your family. However, if you still have additional questions or questions we have not answered, we hope you will reach out to us. You can call us anytime for a free consultation.

How long after a fall can you make a claim?

You have three years to file a claim after the date of injury. However, if the statute of limitations expires before a victim reaches 18 years of age, he or she will have a year from his or her 18th birthday to file a lawsuit.

Can a slip and fall cause a concussion?

Yes, depending on the severity of the fall. If you fell into a wall or hit your head on the floor or another object, you may have sustained a concussion. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are very common with slip and fall accidents.

How much are most slip and fall settlements?

There is no “average” settlement amount for injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident in Allen Park, MI. The factors that will influence the amount of your settlement will include your injuries, your medical needs both now and in the future, your lost wages and earnings both now and in the future, and your lawyer’s reputation for understanding this complex area of law as well as his or her track record of successful trial verdicts and settlements. 

Get a Free Consultation With A Metro Detroit Farmington Hills Slip and Fall Lawyer Now

To speak with an experienced attorney about your case, call us now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can answer all your legal questions about Michigan’s slip and fall law and explain how we can make the law work for you.

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