Our Traverse City slip and fall lawyers represent clients who have suffered serious injuries due to a fall. These include cases in which the injury victim slips on substance and falls, trips over a hazard and falls, or steps into a hazard and falls down. In any circumstance, it is necessary to determine the nature of the defect that caused the fall. These types of cases are generally referred to as “premises liability” cases.
The injuries from a fall are often serious and often depend on what caused the person to fall, the type of surface that was landed on, and which part of the body struck the ground first. We have handled fall injury cases that have resulted in broken and fractured bones, back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. We have tremendous track record of settlements and verdicts in slip and fall cases throughout the entire State of Michigan.
Common Causes of Traverse City Slip and Fall Accidents
Our Traverse City personal injury lawyers at our firm handle a variety of premises liability cases, including those resulting from:
- Ice and snow, including black ice
- Spilled substances and food on store aisles and floors
- Hidden electrical cords or cords extending across aisles and steps
- Cracked or broken sidewalks
- Broken handrails or loose stair handrails
- Defective steps and stairways
- Defective parking lots with holes and loose gravel
- Elevator and Escalator accidents
- Inadequate lighting and poor lighting
Act Quickly In an Traverse City Slip and Fall Case
The most important part of your case is to prove that the condition that caused you to fall was defective. The best evidence of this condition is obviously a photograph or videotape that shows the defect. If at all possible, you should take a photograph of the hazard immediately after the fall. It is essential to contact our slip and fall attorneys immediately after the accident so that we can start the legal investigation of your case and gather the evidence necessary to prove and win your case. Our law firm's investigators can interview witnesses and inspect the accident scene before the defendant can change or repair the conditions. Measurements and photographs of the hazardous conditions are taken and preserved for trial.
Statute of Limitations For Traverse City Slip and Fall Accidents
In Michigan, a person injured in a slip and fall accident must generally file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the incident. There are very few exceptions. If you fell on government property, like a sidewalk, you must act even quicker. If you fail to meet the deadlines, your case will be barred forever and you cannot sue for your injuries.
FREE Accident Book For Traverse City Slip And Fall Injury Accident Victims
To learn more about the laws in Michigan personal injury and slip and fall accidents, you should request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Guide To Injury Cases in Michigan" which includes The "Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Injury Case." We will send it out immediately.
Traverse City Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan slip and fall attorneys will represent you in your Traverse City slip and fall accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Traverse City Slip and Fall Lawyer
For more information regarding your rights after a Michigan slip and fall accident, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Traverse City Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and an experienced lawyer will get back to you quickly.
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We handle Traverse City slip and fall cases and trip and fall cases involving sidewalks, steps, stairs, slippery floors, parking lots, parking structures, carpeting, ice and snow, excessive water, broken handrails, broken stair rails, hidden cords, and all other defects against stores, businesses, restaurants, shopping malls, shopping centers, hospitals, apartment complexes, hotels, casinos, stadiums, ballparks, playgrounds, movie theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls, auditoriums, schools, universities, colleges, airports, convention centers, trade shows, and all other locations.