Speak with a local and qualified personal injury litigation attorney; in fact, interview several. Perhaps there is a local politician, alderman, public advocate, consumer/investigative reporter who will champion/advocate your genuine and legitimate concerns. Act quickly. All the best for a full and speedy recovery to your daughter.
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I'm sorry for what you have had to go through in trying to nurse your daughter back to health, and I can sympathize with your frustration. Search Avvo for personal injury attorneys in you area and discuss your case with them. They will be in the best position to redress your concerns about this slip and fall, as well as help you press for long term solutions. Good luck.
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Short answer is that there is governmental immunity. I don't believe they have any liability for failure to salt or for wet floors on school grounds. Your best bet is to consult a local personal injury attorney who can get detailed and specific facts from you and check the current state of the law.
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Nothing. Aside from governmental immunity, natural accumulation of snow and ice is not actionable in Michigan. Ignore what lawyers from others states tell you. My opinion is that you are out of luck. I encourage you to seek another opinion.
I'm sorry to hear about this, but it sounds like the cards are stacked against you.
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Very difficult case. My opinion is there is probably governmental immunity. You may feel better if you complain in writing to the school's super attendant only because you may get the result of having them do a better job so this does not happen to anyone else in the future.
not a complete and all encompassing informative guide to the law. Every year, the Michigan Law changes in some fashion. New laws are passed and the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decide cases that change the law. As a result, we recommend that you contact a licensed attorney who specializes in this area of the law.
The other attorneys are correct that you face an uphill battle due to Michigan's governmental immunity law. However, there may be another angle -- I suggest that you talk with a local attorney who specializes in school law. Because your daughter has a medical impairment, the school may have a statutory duty to accomodate her and there may be recourse for their failure to do so.
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