Premises Liability

Premises Liability Attorney in Michigan

Have you been injured in an accident on another person’s or business’s property?  If so, call the attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC to explore the legal options available for you.

Various local, state and federal laws impose numerous obligations on property owners throughout the state of Michigan. Although these laws often vary from city to city, they have underlying facts that are similar regardless of where the property is located. In general, property owners are obligated to keep their land and the buildings that are placed upon it safe for visitors and guests who come to conduct business. When property owners fail to uphold their obligations, innocent people can suffer.

There are numerous instances where people are involved in accidents at the homes and businesses of others. These accidents leave victims with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and other life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment. In some instances, victims end up passing away due to the severity of their injuries. If you were injured on another person’s property, and you believe negligence played a role in your accident, it is crucial that you contact a premises liability attorney in Michigan as soon as possible.

We at Vahdat Weisman, PLC are committed to helping victims throughout the state who are injured in accidents on the property of others due to negligence. Our attorneys have decades of experience holding negligent property owners accountable for their actions and inactions that lead to the injuries of others. After retaining our legal team for your case, we will immediately investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and gather critical evidence to ensure you have the strongest case possible to get the justice you deserve for your injuries. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan as soon as possible to see how we can help you.

Proving Liability in Your Case

Premises liability claims are pursued by victims who sustain injuries as a result of an unsafe or defective condition presented on another person’s property. These claims help injured victims obtain compensation for medical treatment and other financial burdens they face moving forward. To prevail with your claim, it is imperative that you are able to prove that elements of negligence existed. These include demonstrating that the property owner owed you a duty of care.

The duty of care is generally owed to anyone who is invited onto a property. Regardless of whether you are attending a party, going to an amusement park, or purchasing products from a store, it is imperative that you are safe while doing so. Not only is it critical to be able to prove that a property owner owed you the duty of care, but you must also prove that the property owner or manager breached their duty to provide care.

Instances where property owners breach their duty to provide care include when they have a wet floor that they do not place a sign near to let others know about when broken stair rails or cracked flooring is not repaired, and instances where inadequate security is implemented to protect guests from violence. After proving that the property owner breached their duty to provide care, you must demonstrate that the breach led to your injuries. Furthermore, you must demonstrate that the injuries you sustained resulted in damages. Damages surrounding premises liability injuries include medical treatment costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Working with the Michigan premises liability attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC ensures you are able to get the justice you deserve for your injuries. Our team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and effectively demonstrate how the defendant’s actions lead to your injuries and damages. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Types of Premises Liability Accident Claims We Handle

There are numerous accidents that can lead to injuries on the property of others. Our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys have extensive experience helping our clients protect their legal rights and get the justice they deserve after being harmed. Over the years, we have helped numerous clients with premises liability cases surrounding injuries stemming from

Slip and fall accidents
Inadequate property maintenance
Dog/animal bites or attacks
Swimming pool accidents
Exposure to toxic chemicals
Snow and ice accidents (slippery surface)
Inadequate security that leads to assault and injuries
Fire and burn injuries
Water leaks/flooding
Amusement park accidents
Defective conditions
Elevator/escalator accidents
Electrocution injuries
Toxic fume exposure

Many accidents leading to injuries occur due to the negligent actions of property owners. Some common conditions leading to slip and fall accidents, for example, include:

  • Wet, oily, or slippery floor surfaces
  • Ice and snow that is not treated or removed
  • Hidden extension cords on floor surfaces
  • Defective staircases or railing
  • Unsecured rugs or carpeting
  • Thresholds
  • Broken sidewalks, steps, floor surfaces, of stairs

There is a wide-range of incidents that can lead to injuries and damages for victims while visiting homes, businesses, parks, and various other property types in Michigan. If you were injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligent actions, contact our premises liability attorneys in Michigan to see how we can help you.

Types of Injuries in Premises Liability Cases

People who are injured on properties throughout Michigan are often left with an array of injuries. Although most injuries from premises liability accidents are not as noticeable or dramatic as those from car accidents and other types of accidents, they can still cause significant problems for victims. Some of the injuries our clients have dealt with from their accidents include:

Broken Bones

Broken bones are some of the most common injuries in premises liability cases. Although any type of incident can result in a broken bone, slips, trips, and falls place victims at an increased risk for suffering broken legs, arms, wrists, feet, and hands.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are extremely painful. Many victims who sustain burn injuries are left with overwhelming pain and permanent scarring. Depending on the severity of the injuries, burns can lead to damaged muscles and the loss of limbs.

Internal Organ Injuries

There are many instances where victims sustain injuries to internal organs or experience internal bleeding. These injuries can cause difficulties in breathing, such as organ damages from chemical exposures, and can be life-threatening.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Severe falls, being crushed, and various other types of accidents can leave victims with severe spinal cord injuries. Depending on the type of injury a victim sustains, they could experience some type of temporary or permanent paralysis.

Neck/Soft Tissue Injuries

Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries can drastically limit a victim’s ability to perform various tasks. Neck injuries and soft tissue injuries are some of the leading causes of limited mobility after a premises liability accident.

Head Injuries

Whether a victim sustains a concussion or a severe brain injury, injuries to the head can result in overwhelming pain, a loss of concentration, and various other problems.

Although there are several treatment options available for victims injured in premises liability accidents, they come at a substantial cost. Working with an attorney in the aftermath of your accident will ensure you are able to get the maximum amount of compensation available to cover both immediate medical costs and long-term care and treatment options your injuries require.

Types of Guests in Michigan

People who enter onto properties throughout Michigan fall under any of the three categories of guests. The category of guests you fall under will determine the extent of legal protection you have. These categories include

Invitees

Invitees are guests that have the property owner or manager’s expressed or implied permission to enter upon the premises. Invitees include friends, neighbors, and relatives to the property owner. Invitees are owed a duty of reasonable care. This means that property owners are required to provide safe premises for their guests.

Licensees

These people enter upon a property with the expressed or implied permission or the manager or owner of the property. These guests enter upon a property for their own purposes. For example, licensees can include salesmen, customers, and amusement park attendees. Property owners are required to provide the duty of care to licensees on their property. When property owners are unable to immediately remedy a problem, they are required to take action to provide a notice to licensees about issues on the premises if the property owner is aware of the condition and the licensee is not likely to discover the issue.

Trespassers

This category of guests has the least legal protection. Trespassers are those who enter onto a property unauthorized. In general, Michigan law specifies that property owners owe very little duty of care to ensure safe conditions for people who trespass onto their property. Although this is generally an applicable defense, there are some situations where trespassers are owed the duty of care. Generally, these guests include small children and others protected by the attractive nuisance doctrine. This doctrine states that property owners who fail to make safe conditions that could attract small children can be held liable for resulting injuries and damages.

Property owners must take steps toward securing swimming pools, blocking off treehouses, and safeguarding other areas on their property that may entice small children to enter.

Working with a legal team in Michigan after being harmed will ensure you get the justice you deserve for your injuries.

Maximized Recoveries for Your Claim

The attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC understand the difficulties that premises liability accident victims and their families face moving forward after being injured. For this reason, our premises liability attorneys in Michigan fight aggressively to ensure our clients are able to get the maximum amount of compensation available to them from those who cause them harm. Our Michigan premises liability attorneys are committed to helping victims collect full and fair compensation for:

  • Medical expenses related to surgery, doctor appointments, and hospitalization.
  • Long-term care costs for therapy, rehabilitation, medication, and medical devices.
  • Lost wages from missing work to recover.
  • Lost earnings from being forced out of work indefinitely.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Mental anguish.
  • Loss of consortium.

We strive to ensure our clients get the maximum amount of compensation available so they can get the care they need and overcome their injuries or deal with the long-term effects their accidents force them to endure. Contact our personal injury attorney in Michigan as soon as possible to see how we can help you.

Contact Vahdat Weisman, PLC to Get Help with Your Case

Although we want to believe that every business, residence, and location we travel to will be safe for us, this is not always the case. Thousands of people sustain life-changing injuries in accidents resulting from the negligent actions of property owners. In some cases, victims are left with broken bones, brain injuries, and pain and suffering that limit their abilities to perform tasks, to work, and to enjoy life. If you were injured in a preventable accident, and you want to explore legal options available for you, it is crucial that you reach out to a knowledgeable legal team at your earliest convenience. You may be entitled to compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward after being injured.

Vahdat Weisman, PLC is a full-service personal injury law firm works to aggressively protect the best interests of our clients after being injured in preventable accidents resulting from the negligence of property owners, business managers, and various other parties. Our Michigan premises liability lawyers advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure they are able to protect their best interests and get the compensation and justice they deserve. If you were injured in an accident, and want to discuss legal options available to you, contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (734) 469-4994. Our knowledgeable legal team is available 24-hours a day to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience.

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