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Passionately Fighting For Premises Liability Injury Victims

Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises safe. If you have a slip-and-fall or another accident that causes an injury, you will need the counsel of an attorney like Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford to protect your rights.

For more than 40 years, Deborah has served the people of Detroit and the surrounding Michigan communities. She comes from a long and honorable legal family, which gives her the motivation and passion to fight for her clients with everything she has.

If You Have Questions, Deborah Has Answers

Premises liability law is incredibly complex. Deborah can explain it to you in a manner you understand. In this segment, you can read a few of the questions that she hears most frequently from her clients – and her answers to them.

How do I know if I have a case for a slip-and-fall?

To have an actionable slip-and-fall, you and your lawyer need to prove several points:

  • You were on the property owner’s land legally.
  • The property owner knew about or should have known about a hazardous condition on their property.
  • The property owner failed to fix this hazardous condition.
  • As a result of the hazardous condition, you have an injury and compensable damages.

Fortunately, Deborah has proven these points many times when handling her clients’ claims. She has a record of achieving positive results, such as settlements and awards, in pretrial negotiations and in court.

What types of properties might be liable after a slip-and-fall?

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. A few of the most common venues where slip-and-fall occurs include:

  • Municipal properties
  • Grocery stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Apartment buildings
  • Hotels
  • Public sidewalks
  • Parking lots

No matter where your slip-and-fall took place, Deborah knows how to gather evidence, such as security camera footage. Then, she can construct a strong and persuasive claim.

What counts as negligence?

In legal terms, negligence is when someone does not provide the expected duty of care to another person. For example, negligence in slip-and-fall claims is when the owner of the premises fails to fix a dangerous condition on their property, resulting in an accident. It is very difficult to prove negligence in premises liability cases. You will need a premises liability lawyer who understands the law inside and out and knows how to approach your case.

Discuss Your Claim With A Slip-And-Fall Lawyer In A Free Consultation

Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford has experience as a former judge that can give you an advantage in court. Please call her law office at 313-879-6283 or send her an email to schedule a completely free initial consultation about your premises liability claim.