When a person is injured on another’s property, they will often need to show that there was a dangerous condition that caused their injury. A dangerous condition is a condition that a reasonable person would work to correct or warn about as quickly as possible. There is not necessarily a set of standards for these conditions and they are instead identified on a case by case basis.
One example of a dangerous condition might be a leaky refrigerator in a grocery store. A reasonable person would understand that the water on the ground creates a chance for a slip and fall, so they should correct this condition immediately. At the very least, they should take steps to clean up the water and put up a sign warning of this danger.
It is important to note, however, that in the above instance, simply cleaning up the water and warning of the leak is a temporary solution. The store owner will need to fix that leak as soon as they are able. It is understandable that a plumber may not immediately be available, but it should be corrected in a few days. If it is found that an owner failed to fix that leak for months, it could have a major impact on your case.
A premises liability attorney can find out how long a dangerous condition existed on a piece of property and prove negligence on the part of the store owner. This is a vital piece of a negligence tort. It is best to contact a lawyer as quickly as possible because maintenance records and other vital pieces of evidence may not be kept for long.
At Davis Law Center, we know how serious the injuries can be from a slip and fall or other premises liability injuries. We will aggressively fight to get you the money you need to make you as whole as possible after an accident. If you have been injured in Detroit or anywhere in Michigan, contact Davis Law Center right away.