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Suffered an Injury at a Residential or Commercial Property in Grand Rapids, MI?

When you are on someone else's property, you expect to be kept safe. Whether you are at a store, a restaurant, or another type of business, you have the right to expect that the property owner or manager will take reasonable steps to ensure your safety. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. When a property owner or manager fails to maintain a safe environment, dangerous conditions can arise and accidents can happen.

If you were injured while on someone else's property, you may be wondering what rights you have and whether you are entitled to compensation. Our Grand Rapids premises liability lawyers at Grewal Law can help you understand your options and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

For a free and confidential consultation, please call our office at (616) 202-5391 or contact us online.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a specific type of personal injury law that holds property owners and managers responsible for injuries that happen on their property. If you were injured while on someone else's property and can prove that your injuries were caused by a dangerous condition, you may be able to file a claim.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Accidents caused by falling objects
  • Construction site accidents
  • Inadequate security cases
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Fires

How to Prove Negligence in a Premises Liability Case

One of the most important aspects of any premises liability case is proving that the property owner or manager was negligent. In other words, you must be able to show that the property owner or manager did not take reasonable steps to prevent your injury.

To prove negligence in a premises liability case, you must show that:

  • You were legally on the property
  • There was a dangerous condition present on the property
  • The property owner or manager knew or should have known about the dangerous condition
  • The property owner or manager failed to take reasonable steps to correct the dangerous condition
  • You were injured as a result of the dangerous condition

If you were trespassing on someone else's property and were injured, you likely do not have a premises liability claim. That being said, there are some exceptions to this rule and you may still be able to file a claim. Our premises liability lawyers in Lansing can help you understand your rights and options.

What is Considered a Dangerous Property Condition?

Not all conditions can be considered dangerous. In order to have a case, you must be able to prove that the property owner or manager was aware of the condition and failed to correct it. Additionally, you must be able to prove that you were injured as a result of the dangerous condition. For example, if you slipped and fell on a wet floor but were not injured, you may not have a case. However, if you slipped and fell on a wet floor, broke your wrist, and had to be taken to the hospital, you may have a case.

Common types of dangerous property conditions include:

  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Crumbling sidewalks or walkways
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Defective stairs
  • Broken steps or handrails
  • Unsecured rugs or mats
  • Debris in walkways
  • Poorly maintained elevators or escalators
  • Exposed electrical wires
  • Insufficient fire prevention equipment
  • Unsafe swimming pools
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Failure to warn of dangerous conditions

What Duties Do Property Owners Have?

Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe. This means that they must take reasonable steps to protect those who are legally on their property. In some cases, the property owner must also take steps to protect those who are not legally on their property.

Property owner duties include:

  • Regularly inspecting the property for dangerous conditions
  • Repairing or correcting dangerous conditions in a reasonable amount of time
  • Providing adequate warnings of dangerous conditions
  • Ensuring that the property is reasonably safe

For example, if a property owner knows that the roof is leaking and has not taken steps to correct the issue, they may be held liable for any injuries that result from the leak. However, if the property owner did not know that the roof was leaking, they may not be held liable for any injuries that occur. Our premises liability lawyers in Lansing can help you understand the specific duties that the property owner had and whether they failed to meet those duties.

How Can a Grand Rapids Premises Liability Lawyer Help?

If you were injured while on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation. However, proving that the property owner was responsible for your injuries can be challenging. At Grewal Law, we understand the complexities of premises liability law and can help you navigate the legal process.

When you work with our team, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, personalized legal services
  • Open and honest communication
  • Aggressive representation from start to finish
  • Access to our team 24/7
  • Our attorneys to handle your case from start to finish

Contact us today at (616) 202-5391 to request a free case evaluation

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