Daily living is filled with dangers and hazards. Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of injury in the United States, with over 787,357 hospitalizations, second only to motor vehicle accidents. More than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. There were over 12,077 injury deaths from falls in the United States in 1982. The back is the most frequently injured part of the body in falls followed by the joints, wrist, elbow and shoulder, or the ankle, knee, and hip. Falls are also the leading cause of brain injuries. The Michigan Courts have made slip and fall cases very difficult for victims. However, two recent developments have improved the opportunity for victims to receive the justice they deserve.
If you slip and fall on black ice, you may be able to recover your damages. If you slip and fall at an apartment complex or business establishment, you may be able to recover your damages.
Thus, in assessing a premises liability case, it is often helpful to consult with a lawyer. At the law firm of Turner & Turner, we commit considerable resources to investigating the accident site and obtaining witness testimony, medical records and other evidence, and to establishing the direct connection between the negligent action or omission and our Client’s accident. It is important to get an experienced attorney who can present the legal arguments necessary to allow you to recover.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, turn to Turner & Turner to protect your rights.
Call 1-888-8TURNER or complete our confidential, online form to receive a free case review.