Suffered an Injury on Someone Else’s Property? Let White Law PLLC Fight for You!
When you enter another person’s home or a business, you expect the property owner to provide a safe environment free of hazards. However, if you suffer an injury in Lansing or Okemos due to a dangerous condition on the property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim against the owner and/or whoever manages the property.
At White Law PLLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights and best interests of our clients and recovering their entitled compensation. With more than six decades of combined legal experience, our legal team can review your case and determine your available legal options to help you maximize the award you deserve.
Our firm handles the following types of premises liability cases:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal attacks and dog bites
- Negligent security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Attractive Nuisance
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Michigan Premises Liability Laws
Anyone who owns or legally possesses land in Michigan owes a duty of care to ensure the premises is safe for visitors by inspecting the property for hazards that may lead to personal injury. If repairs have yet to be made, the property owner must warn visitors of potential dangers on the premises.
The following are the three types of visitors to a property:
- Invitees – An invitee is an individual who has the property owner’s expressed or implied permission to be on the premises. Common examples of invitees include family members, friends, and neighbors. The property owner owes an invite a duty of care to ensure the property is safe.
- Licensees – A licensee is also given the property owner’s expressed or implied permission to enter the premises; however, he/she is visiting for their own business purposes. Common examples of licensees are salespeople, plumbers, and inspectors. The property owner owes a licensee a lesser duty by only warning him/her of hazardous conditions, as long as the owner is aware of the condition and the licensee will most likely not find it.
- Trespassers – A trespasser is a person who doesn’t have the property owner’s permission to be on the premises. If a property owner doesn’t know a trespasser is on the premises, there is no duty to provide a safe environment or warn the trespasser about dangerous conditions. However, there are exceptions, especially if a trespasser is a child.
However, Michigan also follows the “open and obvious” doctrine, which means the dangers on the premises are so obvious to the invitee and the invitee failed to take reasonable care of his/her own safety when encountering a hazard that can be easily discovered. In these situations, the property owner owes no duty to protect or warn the invitee—unless the obvious condition is “unreasonably dangerous” or “effectively unavoidable.”
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If you have been injured on private, commercial, or public property, our Okemos premises liability lawyer can investigate your accident, collect and analyze evidence, and determine whether the property owner is at fault for your injuries and the underlying accident. Remember, most property owners will fight back against such legal claims, which is why having an experienced Okemos premises liability attorney on your side can ensure you get the most favorable results inside or outside the courtroom.
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