Slip and Fall
Don’t suffer for someone else’s negligence.
Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability cases and are extremely common across the United States. Premises liability cases are prosecuted under the legal theory of negligence. In a slip-and-fall case, a Plaintiff must be able to show that either the Defendant created the condition causing the fall or knew (or should have known) of the condition and did not remedy it.
OSHA estimates that slip, trip and fall accidents account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States, which makes them second only to car accidents. Nearly 9 million visits to the emergency room are due to falls, slips and other accidental injuries. Many of these injuries can be easily prevented if an owner fixes a dangerous condition or posts a warning about it.
You may have questions about whether a property owner is liable for your injuries. You may have questions about what to do immediately following a slip-and-fall accident. You may have questions concerning the statute of limitations for slip-and-fall cases.
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Frequently asked questions
What type of cases can fall under the legal theory of premises liability?
Slip/Trip-and-Fall cases are the most common type of premises liability case. If you were injured from structural defect at a property (i.e. worn carpeting, uneven stairs, stairs without proper hand rails, etc.), a defective elevator or escalator, swimming pool accidents, or inadequate maintenance at a property, all of these types of incidents would fall under the theory of premises liability.
What should I do immediately following a slip and fall incident?
First, assess your injuries and what occurred. This includes immediately seeking medical attention, filling out an accident report, talking to witnesses, obtaining witness contact information, identifying what caused you to fall and taking photographs. It is highly recommended that you contact an attorney following your incident to assist you with the investigation and to fight for your rights.
For a free consultation on your slip-and-fall injury case, contact Michigan Accident & Injury Law and speak with attorney Jeremy Tiedt.
What is the statute of limitations on filing a premises liability case?
Generally, a Plaintiff in Michigan has a three-year statute of limitations applicable to negligence cases. However, for some slip-and-fall cases – such as those involving injuries that occur on city-owned sidewalks – notice requirements may apply that, if ignored, would bar the claim. These notice requirements would need to be filed within 120 days of the incident. Such a short time frame to file a notice is an excellent example as to why it’s critical to speak with a knowledgeable attorney immediately following any incident.
For a free consultation, contact Michigan Accident & Injury Law and speak with attorney Jeremy Tiedt.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall incident, you should consult with Michigan Accident & Injury Law as quickly as possible to make sure the proper investigations are performed and evidence is preserved. Immediately following the accident, it’s important for you to capture photos of the scene and note exactly what caused to you fall. Further, it’s critically important to fill out an accident report, if possible.
Following a slip-and-fall incident, consulting an experienced attorney like Jeremy Tiedt is critical. An experienced attorney will assist in conducting a proper investigation into the incident, securing potential video footage and developing a case against the neglectful property owner. Jeremy Tiedt of Michigan Accident & Injury Law has extensive experience litigating slip-and-fall and premises liability cases. For a free consultation on your slip-and-fall accident case, contact Michigan Accident & Injury Law
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