What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability simply refers to the scenario whereby an individual or individuals suffer an accident on another person/organization’s property. The outcome of slip and fall cases relies a lot on the intricate weavings of the premises liability law. In Michigan, there is almost no distinction between premises liability and general negligence in a slip and fall case.
Establishment owners are generally responsible for the injuries that visitors may suffer on their premises. However, when the dangers are very open and obvious to everyone, i.e. it is expected for people to take extra care in those areas, the establishment owners are freed from such responsibilities. Furthermore, establishment owners may not be held accountable for injuries suffered if they had warned the visitors beforehand. The “open and obvious” rule is highly practiced in Michigan’s premises liability law.
It is important to note that if the dangers are excessive … Read the rest