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Sidewalk-Related Injuries

Compassionate Detroit Personal Injury Lawyers – (248) 286-8100

Sidewalk injuries

Have you been injured on a poorly maintained city sidewalk or roadway? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Often a slip-and-fall injury is the result of someone tripping on a city-owned sidewalk due to a defect. At Goodman Acker P.C., we are very familiar with sidewalk injury cases and have helped countless injured victims obtain compensation in the past. We can assist you in filing an injury claim if you have been injured on public property.

Individuals falling on sidewalks that are broken or cracked can sustain serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Back injuries

In some instances, sidewalk injuries can also be fatal. Michigan law (MCL 691.1402a) establishes that the government could be liable for a sidewalk injury due to a defect. The government body must have known of the existence of a defect in a sidewalk at least 30 days before the individual was injured. While the law states a sidewalk is presumed safe if a ”discontinuity defect” is less than two inches, you may still have a claim even if this is the case.

Have questions about your case? Request a free consultation over the phone: (248) 286-8100.

Injured? Time Is Limited – Act Now

In order to protect your rights, you should not delay taking action. The state law allows for a very limited amount of time to file your claim. An injured person has 120 days from the time the injury occurred to notify the government agency about the injury and the defect that caused it (MCL 691.1404).

The notice must specify:

  • The exact location and nature of the defect
  • The injury sustained
  • The names of any witnesses to the accident.

The law as it relates to government liability for negligence on sidewalks is complex. You need the advice of our experienced Detroit personal injury attorneys. Our legal team brings more than 150 years of experience to the table. Our personalized and results-driven approach has led to million-dollar results for our clients. With our help, you may be able to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your sidewalk injuries.

To learn more about filing an injury claim, please call our office as soon as possible.