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Grand Rapids Slip and Fall Lawyers

West Michigan Legal Representation Working For You

If you’ve slipped and fallen due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you deserve a champion who will fight by your side with compassion and skill. Our team of Grand Rapids personal injury lawyers and legal experts will take on the insurance companies and legal system to get you the money you deserve.

Why Is It Important to Hire Grand Rapids Slip and Fall Lawyers with Experience?

Slip and fall cases are very different than car accident cases. In most auto accidents, liability is not contested. In a slip and fall case, the defendant almost always fights liability, or who is at fault for the injuries.

Property owners, their insurance adjusters, and defense lawyers will try and say the plaintiff was at fault. They usually use two main defenses, comparative fault and open obvious. Comparative negligence is the fault assessed to the plaintiff. If a jury finds the plaintiff was more than 50% at-fault for their own fall, they are not entitled to pain and suffering damages. 

Landlords, restaurants, shopping malls, grocery stores, and other establishments try to shift the blame to the injured person. 

To fight the insurance companies and their attorneys, you must have a team of dedicated and experienced Grand Rapids Michigan slip and fall attorneys assisting you every step of the way. We will protect you from:

  • Recorded statements taken by the insurance representative
  • Aggressive defense lawyers asking irrelevant questions 
  • Prior medical or legal issues that have no bearing on the slip and fall and your injuries

Our Grand Rapids personal injury law firm is aggressive in pursuing slip and fall cases. We go out to the scene and take photos, request surveillance videos, talk to witnesses, get weather reports, hire the right experts, and do all the things needed to win your case. 

How Much Does it Cost to Hire the Lee Steinberg Law Firm for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

Our law firm works on a contingency-fee basis. This means we don’t charge any costs or attorney fees until we win your case. There are no upfront costs either. 

If for some reason you are not able to obtain compensation, you don’t owe us anything. This is our guarantee. If we are successful, we charge (one-third) of the net recovery after costs. 

Contact us today at 616-259-5919 if you have been injured in a slip and fall and have questions. The consultation is also free and we are always available, ready to answer your questions. 

The Grand Rapids Slip and Fall Lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm Are Experts 

Our team of dedicated slip and fall lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants has been helping the victims of a property owner’s negligence for almost 50 years. We know all the tricks the insurance companies and their lawyers come up with. 

And we are experts in slip and fall law. In fact, our attorneys regularly give seminars and teach other Michigan lawyers how to properly litigate these complicated cases. 

Whether it is a slip and fall at a grocery store in Wyoming, a defective porch or staircase at a rental property in Caledonia, or a severe construction accident in downtown Grand Rapids, our team of aggressive lawyers has seen and done it all.   

What is the Slip and Fall Law in Grand Rapids?

In Michigan, a person injured on another person’s property must prove the landowner knew or should have known of an unreasonably dangerous condition that existed on the land, and that hazard led to the injury. Examples of typical slip and fall cases are:

  • Failing to shovel or remove snow
  • Black ice 
  • Failing to salt a sidewalk, walkway, or parking lot
  • A broken step or staircase due to lack of maintenance
  • A loose handrail that gives way   
  • Slip on a wet floor from water, a spill, or a leak 
  • Falling in a large pothole in a parking lot or driveway because the area is in poor condition. 
  • Falling through a defective porch or step 

To win a slip and fall case, the injured person must prove the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property. To prove negligence, first a person must show the owner owed a duty. This is usually simple. The owner of a store, restaurant, mall, or landlord generally owes a duty to the public. Second, the injured person must prove the owner breached this duty. This means the owner failed to properly inspect and fix the hazard. Third, the plaintiff must show he or she was injured and that the injuries were caused by the landowner’s negligence.

Slip and fall cases are complicated. Unlike a lot of other personal injury law firms in Michigan, our Grand Rapids slip and fall attorneys have been handling these cases for decades. We have represented clients throughout West Michigan and are not afraid to take a case to trial. Our firm has experience and aggressively fights for our clients, and the results show.  

What Should A Good Grand Rapids Slip and Fall Lawyer Do For Me? 

First, a really good Grand Rapids slip and fall lawyer protects you from the insurance company and property owner. An experienced Michigan personal injury lawyer representing you for your slip and fall case should do the following:

  • Regularly meet with you and keep you updated on your case. 
  • When you leave a message, your attorney should promptly return your call or emails. 
  • Protect you from the insurance company. Do not give statements to the representative for the store, landlord, or shop before speaking with a lawyer.
  • Talk to witnesses and investigate the reasons for the fall.
  • Obtain video surveillance of the accident area. Sometimes, a lawyer will need to hire an investigator to get this important evidence.
  • Take photographs of the accident area. Obtain medical records and meet with treating doctors to get a clear understanding of the treatment performed and needed in the future.
  • If a lawsuit is filed, prepare you for your deposition, and take the deposition of the defendant, and any employees, witnesses, or experts. 
  • Obtain important documents that highlight the defendant’s failure to inspect and maintain the dangerous condition that caused your injuries.

What are Common Injuries from a Grand Rapids Slip and Fall?

The injuries from a slip and fall can vary a lot. Some injuries can just be bruising and swelling, while other injuries can result in broken bones, concussions, and other life-changing disabilities. Some of the more common injuries from a slip and fall or trip and fall include:

  • A broken hip 
  • Fracture elbow or broken hand
  • A torn MCL in the knee
  • A rupture to the Achilles tendon
  • A broken leg or arm 
  • Low back pain and disc herniation 
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Traumatic brain injury resulting in memory loss, blurry vision, dizziness, and trouble balancing 

It is important to seek medical treatment after a slip and fall incident. Sometimes the injuries are minor and go away quickly. However, by delaying medical treatment a bad situation can be made much worse. A doctor or nurse can help evaluate the injury and make necessary referrals to specialists, like an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapy.  

Medical and Contact Information for Your Slip and Fall Case 

Corewell Health Grand Rapids – Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 391-1774 

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital 
100 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids Code Compliance
1120 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids Police Department
1 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Speak to Our Grand Rapids Slip and Fall Lawyers Today

Slip and fall accidents can occur unexpectedly, leaving you with injuries that may have lasting effects on your health, finances, and overall quality of life. However, you don’t have to face the consequences alone. 

With our long history of advocating for the injured, the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. is ready to support you through this challenging time. We believe in justice for the injured and accountability for the negligent, and our contingency fee policy ensures that financial concerns do not stand in your way. 

We have represented thousands of clients throughout Michigan and obtained hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in the Grand Rapids area, please call 616-259-5919 or contact us online today.