Slip and Fall | Lansing Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common sources for personal injury lawsuits. A slip and fall accident is simply defined as a trip over or a slip onto an obstacle located on a walking surface. The ending result is the fall and subsequent injury. If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident or someone has been injured on your property, you should seek professional legal representation from a Lansing slip and fall attorney. Mark Kamar of Kamar Law has been successfully providing specialized legal counsel to his clients for nearly thirty years. Mr. Kamar’s law firm longevity is attributed to his caring personality and remarkable legal results.
What constitutes a Slip and Fall?
A slip and fall accident can be defined as the following:
- Tripping and falling over a foreign object or hole on a walking surface
- Slipping and falling due to water, ice, grease or food on a walking surface
Slip and falls can occur due to lack of property maintenance. Debris, broken flooring, missing handrails, or ice covered walks and steps can lead to you getting injured or if you are the property owner, being sued. Slip and falls can be the result of numerous issues from lack of maintenance, cleaning or reasonable safety precautions like proper lighting.
Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents on your Property
As a property owner you must maintain your property with concerns to safety. You have a responsibility to protect guests from injury whether they are welcomed friends and neighbors or uninvited solicitors. If the steps to your property are icy, falling apart, and lacking safety rails, you could have an accident waiting to happen.
As a property guest, you also have a certain level of responsibility to exercise reasonable care when walking on a dangerous surface just as a property owner must use reasonable care to keep the property safe from a potential slip and fall injury. During a slip and fall lawsuit, either party must establish that such reasonable care was instituted.
Legal Compensation from a Slip and Fall Injury
Compensation for slip and fall injuries can reimburse you for related medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Michigan Courts will weigh any contributory liability when considering settlement. Whether you have suffered the injury or are defending yourself as the property owner, our legal team can help you.
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, immediately seek legal advice from an expert, even if the extent of those injuries are still unknown. Kamar Law can answer your questions and lead you to success. Contact our offices today at (517) 482-8835.