Charleston Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents in South Carolina
When you visit someone else’s property—whether it’s a private residence, a retail store, or a public park—you expect a certain degree of safety. And, in fact, South Carolina premises liability law requires all property owners, public and private, to maintain their premises and take reasonable measures to ensure their properties are free of hazards that could cause foreseeable injury. At the very least, if a property cannot reasonably remove or repair a dangerous condition, they should provide adequate warning to potential visitors. When they fail to do this, and you are injured as a result, you have the right to take legal action.
If you slipped, tripped, and fell due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Mike Slocumb Law Firm right away. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Our team can help you file your claim and seek a fair settlement. We are committed to holding negligent property owners accountable, even if that means taking your case to court.
Common Slip and Fall-Related Injuries
Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common injuries, affecting millions of Americans every year. Contrary to popular misconception, these accidents often result in severe, life-changing injuries. In fact, falls are among the leading causes of death in older adults, as well as certain types of workers.
Slip and fall accidents often lead to the following injuries:
- Broken bones/fractures
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Face injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
- Scars and disfigurement
These and other fall-related injuries can have significant physical, emotional, and financial effects. The road to recovery can be long, painful, and costly; many victims find themselves facing serious challenges when it comes to getting back on their feet after a slip and fall accident.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we understand the struggles you are going through—and we know how to help. Our Charleston slip and fall lawyers can help you take on the liable property owner and fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Give us a call at (304) 802-2115 or contact us online using our free and secure case evaluation form today to request a complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
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Not every slip and fall accident is grounds for a personal injury claim. To have a case, you must meet certain requirements. To succeed in your case, you must prove the various elements of your case using available evidence, from witness statements to medical proof of your injuries and required treatment.
Under South Carolina’s premises liability laws, you can hold the property owner accountable for a slip and fall accident if you can prove that:
- A dangerous condition existed on the property
- The property owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition
- The property owner had a responsibility to maintain the property and/or remove, repair, or warn you about the dangerous condition
- The property owner failed to take reasonable steps to maintain the property and/or remove, repair, or warn you of the dangerous condition
- You were injured and suffered measurable, compensable damages
- The dangerous condition was the proximate cause of your injuries
- You were not more than 50% at fault (if you were at fault at all) for the accident
Our Charleston slip and fall attorneys carefully investigate these claims to determine exactly what happened and, most importantly, who is legally responsible for your resulting injuries and damages. If we find that a property owner acted negligently in some way, we will aggressively work to hold them accountable for your resulting economic and non-economic damages.
Just like most other personal injury claims, slip and fall cases in South Carolina are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. In other words, you only have three years to file your claim in court. If you miss the filing deadline, you will almost certainly lose your right to sue the liable property owner (or another third party) for damages.
Because time is limited, we strongly urge you to reach out to our team at Mike Slocumb Law Firm right away after a slip, trip, and fall accident. We can advise you on your various legal options and develop an innovative, personalized legal strategy aimed at maximizing your total recovery. Our firm does not collect any attorney fees or litigation-related costs unless/until we recover compensation for you.
There is no risk in talking to our Charleston slip and fall attorneys about your case. Call (304) 802-2115 or contact us online today to get started.