Detroit, MI – Victim Hurt in Partial Collapse at Russell & Winder St

by | Sep 16, 2023 | Personal Injury | 0 comments

Detroit, MI (September 16, 2023) – On Saturday afternoon, a part of a structure fell in Detroit’s Eastern Market, injuring one person who was standing outside at the time, according to officers with the Detroit Police Department.

Jabs Gym and Beyond Juicery & Eatery share the building at the corner of Russell Street and Winder Street, per local authorities. Officials added that the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The falling bricks and debris also caused extensive damage to several automobiles parked nearby.

The reason for the collapse is yet unclear, but the Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department of the City of Detroit has responded to the site to determine what caused the collapse.

Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and their loved ones.

Premises Liability in Michigan

Detroit, MI - Victim Hurt in Partial Collapse at Russell & Winder StIf you were hurt due to a hazard or defect on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim. The cause might be anything from an uneven surface to a broken step.

Essentially, every Michigan property owner is required by law to keep their land in habitable condition. This is for the safety of the guests and visitors who have permission to be on the premises.

A premises liability claim may be filed against a property owner when an injury occurs on their property because of its condition. In situations of liability, victims may seek restitution for their injuries, medical costs, and other losses. For instance, serious injuries are a common result of disregard for construction codes. The need to exercise ordinary care to safeguard an invitee from risks of injury resulting from a situation on the possessor’s premises is explicitly stated in legislation in the state of Michigan. Businesses and property owners may be held accountable for damages under the Michigan civil code if:

  • The danger is considerable.
  • The owner is aware or should be aware, in the exercise of reasonable care, that the condition poses an undue risk of injury to a visitor.
  • Both of these must be shown by the evidence in order to prevail in court.

Plaintiffs in a state are divided into several categories depending on their motives for entering the premises. When on the property of another, one is either a trespasser, licensee, or invitee.

Anyone who accesses a property for either public consumption or commercial gain is considered an invitee. In other words, a property owner has a responsibility to ensure the safety of their guests by checking the premises for any potential hazards.

The compassionate lawyers and staff at Christopher Trainor & Associates are here to help you through what may be the most difficult time of your life. Our number one priority is serving our clients’ needs as they seek fairness and recompense, no matter the cause of their claims. Call Christopher Trainor & Associates at 248-886-8650 to speak with a Detroit accident attorney for free.

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