Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Personal Injury Cases In Michigan

Hi. My name is Jim McKenna and I am a personal injury attorney at Thomas, Garvey & McKenna located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.  Today I want to talk to you about  slip and fall or trip and fall cases in Michigan.

If you’ve come to our website, you’re looking for information on this and it’s important that you understand that you need to have a personal injury attorney at the very beginning of these claims, in order to successfully pursue your claim and get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Why am I saying that? Michigan has a record in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of cases that have stripped away the rights of people who have been injured as a result of trip and fall and slip and fall cases, with a judicially created doctrine called Open and Obvious.

If you’ve been to another website or you’ve spoken to another personal injury attorney and they have rejected your claim or weren’t interested in your claim, because of Open or Obvious, you need to give me a call, Jim McKenna, at 586-779-7810 or you can email me at JimMcKenna (at)

For example, a slip and fall on black ice or a slip and fall or trip and fall where the store owner, or the property owner has created the hazard. Although they may object and argue Open and Obvious as a defense, our personal injury law firm has kept up with the current Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions and each of these cases are fact-driven. The law has been designed and set out in these decisions to strip away your rights.

However, with the appropriate legal information and case law on your side, if we obtain the right amount of evidence, and we secure the right amount of information from the beginning, we believe that we are able to help a lot of the people who would otherwise be rejected by other attorneys.

Why is this happening? Because these other personal injury attorneys do not keep track and are not familiar with the recent Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions on open and obvious. What does that mean?

If you’ve fallen on black ice, the Open and oObvious doctrine says, a reasonably prudent person on casual inspection should have known there was a problem.

Well, if it’s black ice, you certainly couldn’t have known because you couldn’t see it. This, however, creates another legal problem evidentiary-wise called notice. How do you get around notice? Well, if the person that caused your injury created the problem or created the hazard, or was actively negligent in creating the hazard or problem, then notice and the Open and Obvious doctrine would not preclude your claim.

 Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Personal Injury Cases In Michigan

How do you perfect such a claim? You need to contact me immediately after this has happened so that I can assist you. You can call me at 586-779-7810, or you can email me at JimMcKenna (at), and I can help you from the beginning, collect the information, collect the evidence that you need in order to have a successful personal injury claim, whether it’s a trip and fall, slip and fall, on black ice or otherwise.