Defective buildings, sidewalks and roads

Helping Victims of Defective Buildings, Sidewalks and Roads

At the law firm of Zamler, Shiffman & Karfis, our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience representing people who have been hurt due to defective sidewalks, roads, and buildings. Over the years, we have helped over 150,000 people and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of negligence in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw and the surrounding counties in Michigan. We can help you.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by a defective building, sidewalk or road, you may not realize what options you have. You may not know that you can take legal action to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs. Our experience will be used to get you the compensation you deserve.

Taking On Challenging Opponents

In these types of premises liability cases, we will take action against the property owner. This may be a residential property owner or a commercial property owner. It may also be a governmental entity, such as a city or a county.

When our opponent is a governmental entity, there are additional challenges. Governmental entities have a great deal of resources at its disposal, and additional duties to make roads, sidewalks and buildings safe. When governmental entities do not fulfill those duties, we will hold them accountable.

Handling all Cases Involving Building, Sidewalk and Roadway Defects

We are experienced in cases that involve the following scenarios and more:

  • Trip and falls on uneven sidewalks
  • Holes in sidewalks
  • Broken steps
  • Missing railings
  • Roof collapse
  • Falling bricks and windows
  • Loose gravel
  • Defective road design