Private landowners and government entities have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition and warn people of any potential dangers. However, many of them fail to do so, often resulting in serious injures to innocent victims. If you have been injured on private or public property, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. If someone you love has been killed on another’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death.
Places where people are frequently injured include:
- Private residences, such as houses and apartments
- Construction sites
- Government property. This can include streets, sidewalks, parking structures, parks and buildings
- Businesses and retail shopping centers
Premises liability cases often involve slip and fall injuries resulting from unsafe conditions such as:
- Slippery floors
- Narrow stairwells
- Inadequate lighting
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Inadequate or missing handrails
- Cluttered walkways
If you are injured on someone else’s property, you should document the circumstances surrounding your injury as thoroughly as possible. Pictures of the accident scene and your injuries can protect against property owners claiming that your injuries were not their fault. In slip and fall cases, you should keep the shoes you were wearing at the time (but do not continue to wear them).
Contact the Livingston and Macomb County premises liability attorneys at Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC today to discuss your case. Your consultation is free and you won’t be charged for our services unless we obtain monetary compensation on your behalf.