How to Tackle a Personal Injury Case in Traverse City, Michigan?

Personal injury cases can be tricky to navigate depending on the circumstances surrounding the event. Premise liability cases, for instance, tend to be some of the most complicated to navigate. Typically, cases that involve a defendant is a corporation and not one specific individual are more time consuming and often require stronger evidence than most cases. While that may seem like a daunting reality, it doesn’t have to be if you count with the assistance of a seasoned and knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can provide the time, assistance and dedication you need and deserve. 


What You Will Want to Know About Personal Injury Cases 

According to Plaintiff Magazine, “The defense of “we didn’t know the dangerous condition existed, so we can’t be responsible for the harm” is not actually a defense. This is because a landowner has an affirmative duty to exercise ordinary care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition, and therefore must inspect them or take other proper means to ascertain their condition. (Ortega v. Kmart Corp. (2001) 26 Cal.4th 1200, 1205). Thus, the plaintiff still needs to show that the defendant had some sort of notice of the dangerous condition – actual or constructive.” Although commercial property owners cannot guarantee the safety of their patrons, they do have a duty to exercise reasonable care. If it’s noted that they failed to do so, then you may have a case on your hands. 


The Consequences of Personal: Physical & Psychological 

Individuals who report premise liability damages often suffer physical and psychological afflictions. On the physical front, victims of premise liability damages can endure serious injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. While psychologically an individual can become emotionally distressed after the incident, often having flashbacks of the event, and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which can even prevent them from engaging in activities they completed without issue before the event. If the victim fell on what’s later proven to be a poorly maintained electric escalator and is traumatized by the event and left incapable of making use of an escalator now, that person will have to seek treatment. Medical treatment that comes at a cost, a very high one at that. 


Maneuvering Through a Personal Injury Case with the Assistance of an Attorney 

There are elements of premise liability that are incredibly complicated and that vary depending on the state you find yourself in. In Florida, for instance, according to a Florida Bar article, “the law surrounding premises liability in Florida is more unsettled than most attorneys (and even judges) tend to suspect, particularly with regard to third-party crimes.” While this detail isn’t directly linked to personal injury on commercial property, it can provide some understanding of the complexity of the matter. 


If you believe you were failed by the owners of a commercial property in which you suffered an accident which was completely avoidable, you should highly consider meeting with a personal injury attorney in Traverse City, Michigan at the Neumann Law Group. They will be able to evaluate and assess the case and circumstances of the event to create a compelling demand letter, and a strategy in the unlikely event that your case reaches the courts. For more information call us at (231) 221-0050


Michael Raheb has successfully handled hundreds of cases in the state and federal courts of Southern Florida, in both the criminal and civil arenas. He believes in aggressively attacking all aspects of the opposing side’s case to obtain the most favorable outcome for his clients. As part of this aggressive representation, Mr. Raheb makes sure each of his clients’ cases is handled personally and that they have access to his skills and counsel anytime of the day or night.

Mr. Raheb served as lead defense counsel in one of Florida’s most publicized sexual battery cases, State v. Hiatt. The victim’s case received national coverage through personal interviews with Governor Bush and a Lifetime network documentary. Several state laws were passed in the victim’s name. With an offer to the defendant of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Mr. Raheb successfully defended his client, who was acquitted in less than three hours.
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