Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers reached a pre-suit settlement earlier this month on a premises liability case involving a slip and fall on ice. Our client was injured early in the morning when he slipped and fell on the unsalted parking lot of his apartment complex as he attempted to access his car for work.
Last week, Governor Snyder signed HB 4686, a bill that allows municipalities to use the "open and obvious" defense to claims alleging dangerous, defective, and unrepaired sidewalks. This law, which will go into effect immediately, will make cities effectively immune and removes any incentive to maintain city sidewalks.
Learn more about Michigan's open and obvious doctrine, which threatens to bar many deserving Michigan slip and fall claims and prevent victims from receiving compensation for their injuries.