Our Michigan road defect lawyers handle cases for clients injured due to a defective highway, roadway, street, or sidewalk. These cases are filed against the State of Michigan and the city or county where the accident occurred. It is essential that the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the location of the injury be properly identified in order to pursue a case.
Our Recent Michigan Defective Roadway Settlements
We have obtained significant settlements for victims injured in auto accident cases in Michigan. Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. We have listed some of these settlements below.
- $95,000 Detroit broken sidewalk settlement for elderly man who tripped and fell on defective sidewalk and suffered a fractured hip that required surgery.
- $65,000 Michigan cracked sidewalk settlement for a client who suffered a broken elbow due to a cracked city sidewalk.
- $40,000 defective sidewalk injury settlement for a victim injured while rollerblading on a public sidewalk in the City of Southgate and tripped due to a defect.
- $25,000 defective roadway settlement against the City of Detroit for a broken foot suffered due to a broken sidewalk.
- $15,000 Mt. Clemens broken sidewalk settlement for a 44 year old client suffering injuries to her face and knee after tripping and falling on a defective sidewalk.
These are only a few of the many sizeable settlements we have successfully attained for our defective roadway injury clients. To view more of our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. case results, visit our Michigan settlements and jury verdicts page.
Legal Rights After Injury In Michigan Defective Roadway Accident
A person injured from 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.
Currently, under Michigan law, a discontinuity defect of less than two inches in a sidewalk, trail way, crosswalk, or other installation outside of the improved portion of the highway designed for vehicular traffic raises a rebuttable inference that the municipal corporation maintained the area in reasonable repair for purposes of the highway exception to immunity. This means that the condition is presumed safe if the there is less than a two inch defect in the walkway, but a claim is not necessarily barred if the drop-off is less than two inches.
Once an injury occurs as a result of the sidewalk defect, written notice must be given to the governmental entity within 120 days. The failure to provide written 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.
Due to the complexities involved in defective sidewalk cases, including the notice provision, it is very important to discuss your case with an experienced Michigan defective roadway lawyer who has won many of these complex cases. The experienced injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle sidewalk trip and fall cases and represent clients under our NO FEE promise. This means that there are no legal fees unless you receive a settlement.
Contact Your Michigan Defective Roadway Lawyer
For more information regarding your rights on your Michigan personal injury accident call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Michigan defective roadway lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.