Our Michigan trip and fall attorneys recently filed a case against the City of Detroit for a nineteen year old client. He was walking on a sidewalk in the City of Detroit when he tripped and fell on a portion of the sidewalk that was raised and cracked. His fall caused him to suffer a fractured wrist. He has undergone physical therapy and may need surgery in the future.
A person injured on a broken sidewalk can make for injuries suffered due to a fall caused by this defective condition. Under Michigan law, a claim due to the city's failure to maintain the sidewalk can be made when the municipality violates required by Michigan Statute MCL 691.1401, et. seq. In order to prove a claim against a governmental entity, it must be shown that the governmental entity had notice of the defect and that it existed for at least 30 days. Once an injury occurs as a result of the sidewalk defect, written notice must be given to the governmental entity within 120 days. Failure to provide notice will preclude an injured victim's claim for damages. The notice shall specify the exact location and nature of the defect, the injury sustained and the names of the witnesses known at the time by the claimant. MCL 691.1404.
The sidewalk injury case was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in the City of Detroit. The case seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the injury, as well as for reimbursement of all medical expenses. No trial date has been set by the court.
For more information after a trip and fall accident injury due to raised and cracked sidewalk, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced trip and fall attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you do not pay any legal fees whatsoever until you receive a settlement! Call today for your free consultation!