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Blendon, MI (March 22, 2022) - A three-year-old boy from Western Michigan lost his life in a tragic accident in Blendon on Monday afternoon, March 21. The incident was reported to officials in the area at around 3:00 p.m. 

According to reports, the accident occurred at a farm in Ottawa County when the toddler was struck by a tractor. First responders were dispatched to the scene to attempt life-saving measures, however, the boy succumbed to his injuries and passed away. 

He was from Hudsonville, according to information provided by officials. The tractor that struck the boy was being driven by a man, age 21. 

The fatal wreck remains under police investigation. At this time, the victim’s name has not been released. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragic accident in Blendon. 

Premises Liability in Michigan

Premises liability is a concept in law that generally comes into play in personal injury or wrongful death cases. In a premises liability case, an injury or fatality stems from some kind of defective or unsafe condition on someone else’s property. Most personal injury/wrongful death claims are based on negligence, and premises liability claims are no exception. An injured person, or the surviving family member of a wrongfully deceased individual must be able to prove that the person who owns the property acted negligently with respect to maintenance and/or ownership of the property. In general, negligence in this case is demonstrated by the owner of the property failing to use reasonable care in connection with the property. 

A pertinent point in premises liability states that if you were hurt on another person’s property, it  does not necessarily mean that they acted negligently. Further, simply due to the fact that the property may have been in unsafe condition does not instantly mean that the owner of the property was negligent. You must prove that the property owner should have reasonably known that the premises were in unsafe condition and did not take proper steps to fix the situation. 

Premises liability cases can be brought for dangerous or unsafe conditions on the premises that result in injury or death as well as inadequate maintenance or defective construction of the premises where the accident/injury/death occurred. Some examples of premises liability cases include the following:

  • Broken railings
  • Open holes on the property
  • Defective equipment
  • Lead poisoning
  • Overgrown/uncontrolled landscaping/tree growth
  • Improperly maintained equipment, furnishings, or furniture
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Dog bites/attacks
  • Unmarked/broken steps
  • And more.

In cases where an individual loses their life due to premises liability, a wrongful death attorney in Michigan will know the most effective ways to help their family members move on financially. Although finances are probably the last thing on your mind, if you have recently lost a loved one in this manner, you are probably faced with mounting costs associated with their death. Allow an attorney to help you through this difficult time by filing a claim for compensation to help you cover some or all of the costs that stemmed from the wrongful death of your loved one.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Blendon

In order to prove your legal right toward financial compensation, your Blendon wrongful death attorney must prove that the manner in which your loved one lost their life was caused by the negligence of another person. In a premises liability case, a lawyer will work to prove that the defendant had possession, ownership, or control of the premises where the death happened. There may be multiple defendants in a Blendon wrongful death/premises liability case. 

In Blendon, Michigan, the surviving family members of a person who wrongfully lost their life due to the negligent actions of another person may be eligible for financial compensation by filing a lawsuit in civil court. At the Michigan Legal Center, our Blendon wrongful death lawyers will speak with you concerning the fatal incident and carefully evaluate the situation in order to determine whether you have grounds for a successful lawsuit. 

When you choose the Michigan Legal Center, we work diligently to figure out the potential value of your claim and will assist you in seeking full and fair financial compensation for lost earnings, medical costs, and even non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

Contact the Michigan Legal Center at your earliest convenience if you have recently lost a loved one due to negligence. Having to say goodbye to someone you love is never, ever easy, especially if their death could have been prevented. Our team of trusted and compassionate attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. Call us as soon as you can to get started on your claim for compensation at 248-886-8650. Our services will cost you nothing unless we win your case. 

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: This information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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