A slip and fall accident occurs when a person slips and falls due to a hazardous condition on the premises where they were walking. The law in Michigan is very complex and the need to have a skilled Lansing injury attorney review your case and preserve evidence is very important. In Michigan even where the owner is negligent you must still prove the defect to the property was not “open and obvious”. Open and obvious is a term of art in the law and is very complex. There are many factors that could contribute to a slip and fall accident, such as:
- Broken stairs or handrails
- Tattered or torn carpets
- Wet or slippery floors
- Obstructed walkways
- Exposed holes or ditches
- Poor lighting
- Falling objects
- Floor collapse
- Failure to post warning signs
Although it may not seem like a slip and fall would lead to a serious injury, the truth is a slip and fall accident can easily result in crippling conditions to the victim. Injures common in a slip and fall accident include head trauma, brain injury, back and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken or fractured bones, permanent disability, and more.
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their premises are free of any dangerous conditions that could lead to an accident. If you can prove that you slip and fell due to such a condition, and that incident led to a serious injury and the defect to the property was not “open and obvious” you will be entitled to collect compensation. With the help of an experienced Lansing slip and fall lawyer, you could recover compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills and hospitalization expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages, and decreased quality of life.
Contact a Skilled Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you’re looking for someone to handle your case, it’s important to find a slip and fall attorney who is knowledgeable, experienced, and highly skilled at recovering a favorable settlement on behalf of his clients. David M. Clark and the attorneys at The Clark Law Office are those attorneys. Attorney David M. Clark has been representing accident and injury victims for 30 years in Lansing, Howell and Jackson. He knows what it takes to prepare and litigate a successful slip and fall case. The Clark Law Office is committed to protecting our clients’ best interest, and helping them recover the compensation they rightfully deserve!