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Trip and Fall Lawyer Gives Safety Tips for Detroit Free Press Marathon

The Detroit Free Press Marathon is one of the country’s largest annual marathons that expands across international lines. The marathon that raised more than $400,000 for different charities last year starts at the United States side of the Ambassador Bridge entrance then travels through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, historic neighborhoods, Belle Isle, and along the Detroit RiverWalk.

Detroit Free Press MarathonThe Detroit marathon expands across 26.2 miles of land, giving participants a total of 6 hours to complete.  There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, however everyone is commended on their hard efforts to push through and raise a tremendous amount of money. According to the Detroit Free Press, 18% of the finishers were 45-54 years of age, 7% were 55-64 years of age, and 2% were 65 years and over.

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Detroit personal injury attorneys realize that running marathons are supposed to be a fun experience, however slip and fall types of accidents can occur in these types of situations. Our attorneys want to ensure your safety and the safety of others so you have an enjoyable experience by making sure you are aware of the following that may cause a slip and fall accident including:

  • Sidewalk defects leading to a trip and fall
  • Defective parking lots
  • Potholes
  • Broken sidewalks and uneven or cracked sidewalks

If for some reason, a runner does get injured there are several local surrounding hospitals an individual may be transferred to in case of an emergency. The closest hospital in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan include:

  1. Harper University Hospital
  2. Henry Ford Hospital
  3. Sinai-Grace Hospital
  4. St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center
  5. DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital
  6. Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. personal injury attorneys is cheering on all those who decided to run. In fact, here at our law firm we also have some avid runners who run in marathons

We also encourage runners to always be aware of their outside environment so they do not trip and fall, as well as to always keep I.D. on them at all times.  That way in case of an emergency you are able to be identified. It is always best to keep contact names and phone numbers with you while you run as well in case of an emergency.

For more information on how to run or get involved with this year's 2013 Detroit Free Press Marathon visit


Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Michigan personal injury law firm that represents individuals who have suffered injuries after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. For more information or to discuss your case, call our top rated attorneys today at (800) 606-1717.  We represent our clients under a No Win No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.

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