Personal Injury: Slip & Fall
Are you the Victim of a Slip, Trip, or Fall?
Were you injured on someone else’s property? Did you slip on a piece of ice that wasn’t properly taken care of by the owner of the property? Did defective stairs or a broken sidewalk cause you to become seriously injured? Were you harmed due to a large water spill on the floor of a store or a restaurant? Was the sidewalk uneven or broken?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions and you were severely injured, then you’ll want to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you get what you financially deserve.
ZuppkeLaw® can help you recover by building a case against the owner of the property who did not aptly take care of the sidewalk, walkway, or the floor creating a dangerous environment. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere from outside of your friend’s house to inside a restaurant that wasn’t properly cleaned. It’s important to remember that if you are harmed severely, such as a broken leg, neck, or you’ve sustained brain damage, then you should hire a personal injury lawyer to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Keep in mind the damage that’s done due to a slip and fall accident needs to be more severe than a sprained ankle.
About Slip And Fall Accidents
Did you know that 95 percent of hip fractures are due to falls? Did you know one in five falls result in a broken bone or a head injury? In an average year, 2.8 million people are treated in emergency rooms throughout the country for fallen injuries. In addition, $50 billion was paid in medical costs due to fall-related treatments throughout the country.
Slip, trip, and fall accidents due to dangerous conditions on another person’s property are one of the most common injury-producing events. They can happen anywhere or at anytime. They can leave you helpless, especially if you’ve broken your leg or both legs. They can happen inside or outside a building and are often caused by dangerous floors, decaying stairs, or other defects. Accidents can also occur due to slick substances such as water or ice.
Due to heavy winters in Michigan, it’s especially common during the cold months of the year to slip and fall on someone’s property. Many people do not de-ice their walkways or their sidewalks, which can result in severe injuries. If you or a loved one has taken a tumble on private or public property, then ZuppkeLaw will get you the compensation you deserve. As an aggressive negotiator, we’ve handled many slips, trips, and fall accidents through the State of Michigan.
The Slip And Fall Laws In Michigan
Michigan property owners have a duty to keep their “premises” in a reasonably safe condition. Although under many circumstances, negligent property owners can be held liable, the Michigan laws are stacked in favor of the property owners. According to the Michigan Compiled Laws section 600.5805, the statute of limitations for a slip and fall case says, “…the period of limitations is three years after the time of the death or injury for all actions to recover damages for the death of a person, or for injury to a person or property.” This means that if you fall on someone’s property and severe damage is done, then you’ll need to claim an injury for the slip and fall accident within a three year deadline.
Whether you fall on someone’s property due to property damage or it’s a slip and fall case, the entire lawsuit can come down to the negligence of the property owner and how the accident was caused. The fault of a slip and fall case can be determined in many ways, such as defective stairs, a rough patch or ground, slick floors, and a lack of cleaning during snowfall.
ZuppkeLaw has been focusing on and winning “premises liability” cases since the early 1980s. Let us help you.
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in these difficult cases. We have the tenacity and experience to beat the greedy insurance companies that defend these cases.
What Do You Pay Up Front?
Absolutely nothing! ZuppkeLaw takes premises injury claims on a contingency fee basis. We get paid when you get paid. ZuppkeLaw will maximize your recovery by reaching deep into your opponent’s pockets.
Experience, Tenacity, and Compassion!
At ZuppkeLaw, we have the experience, tenacity, and compassion needed to get you the recovery you deserve. Our reputation for fierce and unrelenting litigation in the courtroom started in 1980 when David F. Zuppke first started the practice.
It takes more than raw aggression to win cases. It takes dedication and hard work. Successful litigation requires a solid strategy and a love for the law. It takes an understanding and compassion for injured victims. That’s what you should expect from your attorney.
When you hire ZuppkeLaw, you can expect all of those things. So, if you are the victim of a personal injury, call ZuppkeLaw now. When Winning is the Only Option®.