Premises Liability

Whether visiting a friend, enjoying a concert, or grocery shopping, you may encounter a defective property condition that changes your life. These hazards can be present in public or private property and business locations.

Most parties have insurance policies that cover any injuries that occur on their premises. However, it can be challenging to recover compensation when the property owner and their insurer are fighting against you.

You can trust TopDog Law to fight for you and seek maximum compensation. Our Detroit premises liability attorney is on your side.

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Your Guide to Premises Liability Accidents in Detroit

TopDog Law’s Detroit Premises Liability Lawyers
Can Fight for You 

In Detroit, a premises liability attorney can protect you in several ways. TopDog Law wants you to focus on healing, not the overwhelming legal process. We will handle all your claim preparation and file it before any applicable deadlines. Our legal team will also determine liability and calculate your damages. Let us handle everything so you can focus on your physical recovery.

James Helm
TopDog Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield

One of the biggest hurdles you may encounter is proving premises liability. Insurance companies have many ways to convince you to accept a low offer or justify denying your claim. You should not go up against insurers without an experienced legal advocate. A personal injury lawyer in Detroit can handle the process for you.

Understanding Premises Liability 

Premises liability claims involve injuries due to an unsafe or hazardous condition on someone else’s property.

Several incidents can cause you injuries, such as:

  • Slips and falls are the leading types of premises liability accidents. They usually happen when debris, spilled liquids, or other items are on the floor. 
  • Building code violations like blocking fire exits can cause an extra burden on guests during an emergency or while visiting. Fires can be deadly if property owners do not implement adequate safety measures. They should have clear exits and procedures to deal with a fire. 
  • Swimming pool accidents are a contentious legal topic since people generally feel they enter a pool at their own risk. However, property owners are responsible for following safety regulations, having lifeguards on duty, and securing the pool area.  
  • Inadequate security can result in assaults, robberies, and other harm from criminal activities. Property owners should implement reasonable security for their premises to avoid these situations. 

The National Safety Council reports the leading cause of unintentional death is falling, and many people fall while visiting another person’s property. What makes matters worse is these incidents are entirely preventable. Falls are not the only incidents that occur on unsafe premises, but they are the most common.

All property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property so that customers and visitors are safe. However, owners can be careless and fail to inspect and maintain their premises, allowing hazards.

Some of the most common injuries you may suffer in property-related accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Broken bones 
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Paralysis
  • Facial injuries 
  • Contusions 

Some injuries will take a few weeks to resolve, while others can be permanent. You should immediately seek the medical care you need and then consult a premises liability attorney in Detroit. TopDog Law is here to support your healing, physically and financially.

Potential Compensation for Your Losses 

There is no average or standard amount of compensation you can recover from a premises liability incident. Your settlement will depend on your specific circumstances. Case strength, negligence, and recoverable damages will also determine how much you can recover.

Some damages you may recover include:

  • Mental anguish
  • Disability 
  • Lost income 
  • Physical pain and suffering 
  • Medical bills 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 

We cannot give you an exact idea of how much your case is worth until we take a closer look at all the details. Depending on these factors, our team will negotiate with the insurance company toward a favorable settlement.

TopDog Law has a team that will use its resources to get our clients the money they need to recover from these incidents.

Fighting Insurance Companies Alone is Challenging

The insurance company is often unwilling to provide injury victims with the compensation they assert you do not deserve the compensation you request. One tactic they use is saying that you contributed to the accident or that it was an open and obvious danger.

When they use open and obvious as a successful defense, they are no longer responsible for paying your injury losses. You need a Detroit premises liability attorney to counter these complicated legal defenses.

Sometimes, the insurance company will argue about the severity of your injuries. Adjusters might claim you did not need all the treatment you received or will not have the future damages you seek.

They will use a slew of excuses to deny you the compensation you need for your injury claim. TopDog Law will not let them make these allegations and use tactics that can hurt you.

What You Should Do After an Accident 

Following an accident on another person’s property, you should take several steps to protect your case. You have likely already made a report and gotten adequate medical attention. That is a great start, but now you are home wondering what to do next.

Here are some steps that can help your case:

  • Recovering all of the documentation and evidence for your case and putting it in a file. This can include medical tests, medical bills, police reports, witness contact information, a written account of the incident, photographs, etc. 
  • Start a daily journal outlining your pain levels and restrictions. You can also include how your treatment is going if you have to miss work and other issues you encounter. Include any detail that has changed in your life from this injury. 
  • Bring all of your documents to a free case review with TopDog Law so we can assess case viability. We will review your documents and devise a plan. 

Talk to TopDog Law Today

After suffering an injury on someone else’s property, call us at (313) 751-9628 for your initial consultation with the Detroit premises liability lawyer from TopDog Law. We are ready to represent your rights following a serious injury.

Attorney James Helm
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