Apartment Complex Liability
Current Michigan law affords certain rights to tenants. Under current Michigan law, landlords must keep common areas of a rental property “fit for their intended purpose” and all other areas in “reasonable repair.” If you are a tenant injured on the premises of your rental property, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of the landlord’s negligence. Examples include snow and/or ice covered sidewalks, broken or uneven sidewalks, defective stairways, broken or missing stair rails and defective carpeting.
In Michigan, a person injured in a premises claim must generally file a lawsuit within three years from the date of the accident. Failure to do so bars the victim from legally pursuing their claim for monetary compensation. If your injury occurs on public property, contact E&P immediately as more strict time restraints may apply.