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Michigan Slip & Fall Accident FAQs

michigan slip and fall accident FAQsOur Michigan slip & fall accident lawyers recognize that victims of these types of accidents have many questions about their legal rights. We attempt to answer many of these questions below. Of course, you probably have a question or concern unique to your own individual case that requires the attention of an experienced Michigan slip & fall attorney.

If your questions are not completely answered below, please call our office any time at (800) 606-1717 to speak to an attorney. We will take the time to fully answer your questions and determine if you have a case to pursue. There is no charge for this service, and if we accept your case, you will not pay anything until you receive your settlement check!

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  • Who is best lawyer in Michigan for a slip and fall lawsuit?

    Finding the best lawyer in Michigan for a slip and fall lawsuit can be difficult task. When looking to hire an attorney after your Michigan slip and fall accident, you may want to ask the attorney the following questions:

    • What percentage of your practice is devoted to handling serious injury claims?
    • Have you ever written a book on slip and fall cases?
    • Do you have a website with information on the different types of slip and fall cases?
    • Have you ever taken a slip and fall case to trial and won a verdict for your client?
    • What kinds of settlements have you received for your clients?

    The lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will give you direct answers to all of those questions, as well as answer any other questions that you may have regarding your case and your legal rights. Our firm has represented slip and fall victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan slip and fall settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible.

    For more information about our award winning law firm and to discuss your case with one of our best lawyers for your Michigan slip and fall lawsuit, call our office now at (800) 606-1717.  We offer a No Win, No Fee promise, meaning our clients do not pay a penny until the case is settled or won. Call today for your free consultation!

     

  • Can I sue Consumers Energy For the Royal Oak home gas explosion?

    Until the investigation into the cause of the Royal Oak gas explosion is determined, it is too early to tell whether claims and lawsuits for injuries and property damage can be filed against Consumers Energy.  If it is determined that Consumers Energy was at fault for the gas explosion due to defective equipment or negligence by its employees, then it most likely will be possible to file claims against the gas company.  These claims can include compensation for personal injuries and property damage caused by the gas explosion.

    If you suffered injuries or property damage from the Royal Oak home explosion, there are certain things that you can do now to preserve your best chance of recovering damages once the cause of the explosion is determined.  These include taking photographs of any damaged property, taking videotape of your home and damaged property, making a list of all of your damaged property, and keeping receipts for all of your incidental expenses resulting from the explosion.  These expenses might include hotel expenses, food expenses, cleaning expenses, and other money you spent as a direct result of the explosion.  This information will provide the best documentation of your losses.

    To learn more about your legal rights after the Royal Oak home explosion, call our natural gas explosion lawyers today at (800) 606-1717.

  • Can I sue if I fell on a sidewalk in Michigan?

    Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered after a fall on sidewalk in Michigan. 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 691.1401, et. seq. In addition, the person who fell on the Michigan sidewalk due to a defective condition must provide the governmental notice of the defect and prove that it existed for at least 30 days prior to the fall. Also the victim must provide a written notice to the governmental entity within 120 days of the fall, failure to do this will result in no compensation for injuries.

    If you or someone you know has suffered injuries from falling on a sidewalk in Michigan, you should call our lawyers immediately so that we can fully investigate your sidewalk injury case.  Call our top rated experienced Michigan fall on sidewalk injury lawyers at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.

  • What is the statute of limitations in Michigan for a trip and fall lawsuit?

    In Michigan, a person injured in a trip and fall accident must generally file a lawsuit within 3 years under the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, your case will be destroyed forever and you cannot sue for your injuries. It is essential that you contact an experienced Michigan accident and injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you do not lose your rights to a fair settlement.

    In cases involving minors or legally incapacitated persons, the limitations periods are often longer. To get specific information about your case, you should contact our Michigan accident and injury law firm at (800) 606-1717.

  • What is the statute of limitations in Michigan for a slip and fall accident lawsuit?

    In Michigan, a person injured in a slip and fall accident must generally file a lawsuit within 3 years under the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, your case will be destroyed forever and you cannot sue for your injuries. It is essential that you contact an experienced Michigan accident and injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you do not lose your rights to a fair settlement.

    In cases involving minors or legally incapacitated persons, the limitations periods are often longer. To get specific information about your case, you should contact our Michigan accident and injury law firm at (800) 606-1717.

  • Can I sue my apartment complex if I slip and fall on black ice on a sidewalk outside my building?

    Yes, if the facts are in your favor.  Michigan slip and fall cases depend on a number of factors to determine whether the injury victim is entitled to a settlement.  With respect to a fall caused by icy condtions, it often depends on the type of ice, other weather conditions, lighting conditions, and the testimony of the injured party. 

  • My mother suffered severe injuries in an elevator accident in Michigan. The elevator malfunctioned and fell several floors. Who can she sue for her injuries?

    Typically, your mother can either sue the building owner, the elevator company, or an elevator maintenance and repair company depending on the reasons for the elevator malfunction.  On some occasions, she can sue them all if they are all to blame for the accident.

  • I am a construction worker and was injured in a Michigan construction site accident . Can I file a lawsuit for my injuries?

    Each Michigan construction accident case depends on the facts of the particular accident, whether you were injured by a co-worker, whether the general contractor was negligent, and several other factors.  It is important to contact our office to determine whether your injury qualifies for a lawsuit.

  • I was visiting a friend's house in Warren and fell due to a broken step on the front porch. I suffered a broken ankle and had surgery. Can I file a claim against his homeowner's insurance policy?

    If your friend had notice that the step needed repair before your fall and did not warn you of the danger, you can file a claim against him for your injuries.  If he had a homeowner's insurance, the insurance company most likely will pay your claim.

  • I slipped and fell due to a slippery aisle in a Dearborn grocery store and was hurt. Can I sue the store?

    Stores and businesses have legal duty to keep their aisles safe for their customers.  A person injured due to a dangerous condition on a floor, like a wet floor, can make a legal claim for their injuries.