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If you have been seriously injured in a Michigan slip-and-fall accident, don’t make the mistake of trying to handle the injury claim on your own. The compassionate and skilled slip and fall lawyers at Mike Morse Law Firm will fight hard for your legal rights when we take your case. Our attorney-client relationship with you is important to us, and we always strive to treat each client with the care and respect each deserves.
During our 25+ years of practice, we have helped over 25,000 clients in Detroit and throughout the State of Michigan receive just and fair compensation for personal injury claims. Insurance companies might underestimate the value of your claim, but our slip and fall attorneys can help you demand higher compensation for your injury. Our lawyers are prepared to go to trial if need be, at no extra cost to you.
The legal team at Mike Morse Law firm is proud to advocate for the legal rights of the residents of Michigan, and we are dedicated to obtaining justice for them.
Contact us today at 855-MIKE-WINS or fill out the online evaluation form with your email address, phone number, and name to schedule a free case consultation.
There are some locations where you anticipate uneven ground. For instance, if you are hiking around Lake Superior or along the other beautiful trails in Michigan, you may expect the ground to be rocky, muddy, and a little treacherous. We know that we have to watch our footing while hiking. On the other hand, if we are walking along the aisle of a grocery store or across the parking lot of a local business, we have the right to expect the ground to be free of hazards.
Slip or trip and fall cases are considered to be premises liability accidents. Land, home, and business owners in Detroit and throughout Michigan have a legal obligation to keep their properties well maintained and free from dangerous conditions. If you have sustained an injury that was caused by a property owner’s negligence, then he or she could be held financially liable for your slip and fall injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, contact Mike Morse Law Firm today. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers have collected over $1 billion in damages for our clients. Our slip and fall attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay absolutely nothing out of pocket unless we win for you.
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I’d like to thank Mr. Morse and the entire staff for the wonderful job they all did in bringing me such a large settlement. I will recommend this law firm to any and all who may inquire about the matters of personal injury. I’d like to thank Julie and Debbie for all their calls and contributing work, and JoAnn. God bless you all.
Every person I was in contact with made me feel like I was important. The accident changed my life in a second. What do you do? Who can help you? I have no income now. Huge medical bills. Mike got on it within days. It was a true comfort to have them all backing me up.
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If you have been the victim of a slip-and-fall accident, you are not alone – over 1 million Americans are rushed to the emergency room every year due to slip and fall injuries. Some of these injuries are minor, but others can result in devastating injuries. Tragically, some have even lost their lives in Michigan slip-and-fall accidents.
The following are some types of slip and fall injuries that our law firm has helped our clients recover financial damages for:
The Michigan statute of limitations (the time that you are allowed to file a lawsuit) is 3 years from the date that the personal injury occurred. There may be some exceptions to this that your lawyer can make you aware of, but this is the general law. For example, a child may have from when the accident occurred until 1 year after his or her 18th birthday to pursue compensation.
The statute of limitations may seem to allow for a long period of time to file a claim, but it’s best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your slip-and-fall accident. Necessary evidence may be quickly removed after the incident, so the sooner you contact a lawyer, the more likely evidence for your case may be preserved.
In addition, it may take time for the unsafe condition of the property to be clarified, and for your case to be firmly established. Your attorney will need to not only gather evidence but also speak to witnesses, file all necessary paperwork, and assess the extent of your injuries. Please get in touch with Mike Morse Law Firm’s legal team as soon as possible, while there is still sufficient time to prepare a strong case on your behalf.
The steps that you take immediately following your accident could mean the difference between whether or not your case can be proved. Even victims that sustained serious injuries in slip-and-fall accidents have lost out on needed benefits due to lack of evidence.
Here are five important steps to take after a slip-and-fall accident:
You may be surprised at how fast you hear from the property owner’s insurance company after your Michigan slip-and-fall accident. It’s important to know what to say when they call, because your reaction or response could potentially decrease your settlement. You should avoid giving a recorded statement or signing any documents about your slip and fall case.
Insurance companies often contact Michigan slip and fall victims immediately after an accident report has been filed in an effort to pressure injured victims into accepting a low settlement offer. Their primary goal is to reduce the amount that they have to payout. They want to settle the case before victims even have a chance to fully assess the condition of their health and the costs associated with their injuries, not to mention any future expenses that may arise due to the injuries sustained in the slip-and-fall accident.
If you’re tempted to accept the insurance company’s offer, keep in mind that once you accept the offer from the insurance company – that’s it. Typically, you will have waived your right to file a lawsuit and pursue additional compensatory damages. If it turns out that the settlement wasn’t even enough to cover your medical bills, you likely have no recourse at that point.
We recommend that you consult a Michigan premises liability attorney before accepting a claim settlement. Our slip and fall lawyers will be able to accurately assess what your claim is worth and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you won’t be taken advantage of by greedy insurance companies. Call 855-MIKE-WINS today to schedule your free case consultation and get the compensation you deserve.
When people are injured due to slip-and-fall accidents, payout from property owners is not automatic; there are certain elements that must first be proven. For this reason, it’s important to have an experienced Michigan slip and fall lawyer on your side.
The attorneys at Mike Morse Law Firm are knowledgeable in Michigan premises liability law, have over 25 years of experience, and are skilled at handling slip and fall cases.
After taking on your case, our Michigan personal injury lawyers will work to establish the following elements:
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen almost anywhere in Michigan and are often caused by unsafe property conditions which should have been preventable. The following are some dangerous property conditions that could result in slip and fall injuries:
If you or a loved one was injured in a Michigan slip-and-fall accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, you may be due compensatory damages. The amount that a fall victim receives, though, is dependent on a number of different factors.
Some facts taken into consideration include the severity of the injury, the impact that the injury will have on the victim’s life, the extent of negligence shown by the property owner, and the amount of financial hardship that the injury caused the victim.
During your initial free consultation with one of the Michigan slip and fall attorneys at the Mike Morse Law Firm, we will sit down with you to examine your case, inform you of your legal rights, and determine what compensation you may be due.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, our attorneys may seek damages on your behalf for:
Under Michigan premises liability law, a property owner can be held liable for dangerous conditions on their property. However, if the dangerous condition was “open and obvious,” that individual may escape liability.
To put it simply, the law states that even if a slip-and-fall was the direct result of a dangerous condition, the legal property owner won’t be held liable if the person would have or should have known of the hazard by paying better attention.
The open and obvious doctrine is another reason why it’s essential to have our skilled legal team of personal injury lawyers on your side after a slip-and-fall accident. Our attorneys are well versed in Michigan state premises liability law and know what is needed to counter the open and obvious defense. Call us today so that our legal team can start building a solid case on your behalf.
In the days and weeks that follow a slip and fall, it is common to feel anxious and overwhelmed. You deserve compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered following your injuries, but the process to file a claim, communicate with insurance companies, and understand your legal options may feel like too much to handle alone.
That is why the team at Mike Morse Law Firm is here to help 24/7. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with legal representation they can rely on, and we are always ready to go the distance to help our clients.
Need answers? We are available to answer all the questions you may have, including information on your insurance policies, the statute of limitations for claims in Michigan, and whether or not you should file a lawsuit after your accident.
With over 25 years of experience in defending personal injury victims, we are well-versed in Michigan laws and have the resources and knowledge needed to fight for you. Let our local slip and fall lawyers put their expertise to work for you and your family.
Call us today at 855-MIKE-WINS to talk with one of our slip and fall lawyers in a free consultation. We are also available 24/7 by text at 833-898-6453.
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