In Michigan, property owners and non-owners who have control over property have a legal obligation to use reasonable care in their ownership and maintenance of the property. If an owner’s or controller of property’s negligence creates a dangerous condition on the property, and as a result, someone is injured, the negligent owner or negligent person controlling the property is liable for the injuries sustained. This is called premises liability.
There are many types of premises liability claims in Kalamazoo and throughout the state. Some examples include:
- slip and fall cases;
- snow and ice accidents;
- inadequate maintenance;
- defective conditions;
- cracked or crumbling staircases;
- insufficient lighting;
- inadequate building security leading to injury or assault;
- elevator and escalator accidents;
- swimming pool accidents;
- defective flooring;
- improperly secured floor mats;
- state and federal building safety code violations;
- hidden drop-offs; and
- concealed holes.
Each type of premises liability case is unique, each with its own set of intricacies. Because each type of premises liability case is different, it is important to hire an attorney who is well-versed in handling a wide-array of premises cases so that you put yourself in the best position to win your case and obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve. The Kalamazoo attorneys at Keilen Law, PLC have extensive experience assisting clients many different types of premises liability claims and are well-aware of all those intricacies.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, it is important to keep in mind that Michigan imposes a three-year statute of limitations on premises liability claims. This means that a lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date you or your loved one was injured. A failure to file the premises liability lawsuit within three years will likely result in your claim being forever barred.