Whether you are a tenant in a large apartment complex or a customer in a commercial building, the landlord or business owner has the legal responsibility to maintain a safe environment and take reasonable measures to ensure your welfare. If you are the victim of […]
Are Businesses Liable for Falls on Ice in Their Parking Lots?
Winter conditions can make parking lots dangerous places. From slippery snow and ice to fresh potholes, these areas may have safety hazards that cause slips and falls. Every business, including restaurants, shops, stores, and offices, has a legal duty to ensure their publicly accessible premises, […]
Are Businesses Required to Lay Down Salt?
Winter in Michigan and other areas of the Upper Midwest brings snow and ice. This precipitation can become a slip and fall hazard, particularly when allowed to build up outside commercial buildings that have a lot of people coming and going. Every building manager or […]
Who Can Be Held Liable for Home Explosions in Michigan?
Home explosions, while uncommon, are a serious concern for homeowners, especially those who live in Michigan. Natural gas generated more electricity in Michigan than any other fuel source in 2020. Additionally, the state had the largest amount of residential use of gas in the entire […]
Can I Sue for a Fall-Related Injury If a Sign Was Posted Where I Fell?
Slip and fall accidents can cause severe and sometimes permanent injuries. All 50 states and Washington, D.C., have premises liability laws that require property owners to take reasonable action to prevent injuries to their visitors. A warning sign might not absolve a property owner of […]
How Much Are Spinal Cord Injury Claims Worth?
Approximately 17,810 people injure their spinal cords every year. Two leading causes of spinal cord injury, car crashes and falls, may entitle you to compensation if they were caused by another’s negligence. Spinal cord damage leads to permanent disability, emotional distress, and a loss of […]
Legal Options After Getting Injured in a Store
Home goods stores, grocery stores, and other retailers have a duty of care to their customers and staff. A violation of that duty can result in an accident that leaves you injured or out of work. Stores that don’t clean up spills or protect visitors […]
Is My Landlord Liable for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from a Furnace?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer that comes from any motor burning gas fuel. Exposure to this gas can lead to serious injuries and death. Carbon monoxide poisoning kills at least 430 people every year and injures over 50,000 people who visit their emergency […]
When Can You Sue Your Landlord in a Premises Liability Claim?
The details of your rental contract and Michigan state laws could determine if you’re able to file a successful premises liability claim. If you have been injured or suffered losses because of the negligence of your landlord, then it may be time for you to […]
Who Should You Sue After a Slip and Fall?
Many people in the United States are injured in slip and fall accidents every year. A head injury or broken bone happens in one in every five falls. In 2019, approximately 244,000 workers were injured by falls and needed time off from work, and 880 […]