Our Detroit slip and fall lawyers represent clients who suffered serious injuries due to a fall. This includes cases involving slips on wet substances, trips over a hazard, and all other fall injuries due to negligence or neglect by a property owner.

For every Detroit slip and fall case, 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.

An award-winning personal injury lawyer at The Buckfire Law Firm can help you win a settlement after your fall injury. We charge no fees unless you win a settlement, and it costs no money to start your case. Call us now so we can begin working on your case.

Common Causes of Detroit Slip and Fall Accidents

Our Detroit slip and fall lawyers handle a variety of premises liability cases, including falls caused by:

  • Ice and snow, including black ice.
  • Spilled substances, like grease, water, and food on store aisles and floors
  • Hidden electrical cords or cords extending across aisles and steps.
  • Cracked, raised, or broken sidewalks.
  • Broken handrails or loose stair handrails
  • Loose carpets and bunched-up rugs.
  • Defective and broken steps and stairways
  • Defective parking lots with holes, cracked cement, and loose gravel
  • Elevator and escalator injury accidents
  • Inadequate lighting and poor lighting

Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall?

To sue for a slip and fall in Detroit, it is necessary to show that a dangerous or defective condition caused your fall injury. The simple fact that you fell and were injured is not enough, there must be negligence on the part of the property owner where you fell. For example, if you fell on water in a restaurant or tripped due to a broken step, you likely have the basis to sue.

In addition, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition before you fell. Our attorneys will gather the evidence needed to prove this part of your claim. Many times, we get maintenance records, surveillance video, and witness statements to support your case.

Filing Cases Against Detroit Landlords

Many Detroit slip and fall cases are filed against landlords. This includes rental homes, apartments, and even business owners.

If you are a tenant in a rental property, the landlord has the legal responsibility to maintain the premises in a safe condition. The failure to keep the property safe for you and your guests can be a violation of state law and the principles of general negligence. We will pursue all possible claims to win you the maximum settlement.

Serious Injuries Can Result from a Fall

Our Detroit slip and fall lawyers represent clients with a wide range of injuries caused by a fall. The force caused by a fall is significant and serious injuries are all too common.

Our attorneys represent clients with broken and fractured bones to the back, wrists, arms, knees, legs, ankles and other parts of the body.  Many injury victims suffer a torn rotator cuff, nerve damage, and even a traumatic brain injury from a fall in Detroit.

We recently settled a Detroit slip and fall case that caused the death of an apartment tenant. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed and settled just before trial.

How Much Can I Get in a Detroit Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

There is no limit, or cap, to the amount of compensation you can receive in a Detroit slip and fall case. You are entitled to compensation for your physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and disability from your fall-related injuries. In addition, you can receive settlement money for your financial losses resulting from the fall, such as medical bills and lost income.

If a person dies due to a slip and fall in Detroit, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits demand compensation for the person’s pain and suffering before death, loss of companionship of surviving family members, and financial losses too.

Examples of Detroit Slip and Fall Settlements & Verdicts

  • $1,425,000 jury verdict for a woman who fell on a wet fast food restaurant floor.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for an elderly man who suffered a fractured hip in a fall.
  • $750,000 settlement for a man who suffered a back injury from a fall on ice
  • $560,000 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit in an apartment unit

How Long Do I Have to Sue for a Detroit Slip and Fall Case?

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.

 Detroit Slip and Fall Lawyers reviewing an injury file

What Should I do after a Fall Injury in Detroit?

If possible, you should do the following after you fall and suffer an injury in Detroit:

  • Take photos of the condition that caused the fall.
  • Report the incident to the property owner.
  • Get names and phone numbers of eyewitnesses.
  • Seek prompt medical attention.
  • Call the Detroit slip and fall lawyers at The Buckfire Law Firm

Detroit Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer No Fee Promise

Our Detroit slip and fall attorneys will represent you in your 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 a Detroit Slip and Fall Lawyer Now

For more information regarding your rights after a slip and fall accident, call to speak with one of our Detroit slip and fall lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and an experienced lawyer will get back to you quickly. There are strict time deadlines for filing claims, so it is important that you call us today!

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