Slip And Fall Injury Lawyers
Did you know? Slip and falls are a leading cause of death behind motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Falling under the area of personal injury law, slip and falls are grouped under premises liability in South Carolina. This outlines a property owner’s legal responsibility to provide a safe and secure property that is free from hazards that may cause injury or death.
While slip and fall injuries could be attributed to one’s clumsiness or impairment, they are also considered preventable injuries under premises liability standards. For instance, if a property manager fails to clean up a spill and a patron slips and suffers a broken hip, the victim may have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim based on premises liability law. Consider the following instances that could become premises liability cases:
- Defective escalators
- Loose staircase railings
- Wet floors
- Ditches or potholes
- Damaged sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Snow or ice
- Hidden cords or wires
- Loose rugs
- Obstacles or hazardous thresholds
When it comes to obtaining compensation for injuries sustained by a slip or fall, one common assertion is that victims were not paying attention. Therefore, it is the victim’s fault. It’s important to understand that even if a slip and fall accident is the fault of both the victim and the property owner, it’s still possible to obtain compensation for one’s injury. The key is consulting a slip and fall injury attorney that is well versed in contributory negligence laws in South Carolina.
At Wern Lawyers, we dedicate our professional lives to fighting for justice and compensation for victims that have been injured due to someone else’s actions or behavior. If you have suffered a slip or fall and you believe that the property owner or organization is the blame, it is imperative that you give us a call quickly. As always, our evaluation of your claim is free of charge.
We Protect The Rights Of Those Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident
If you have suffered a slip and fall, your ego might be a bit more bruised than your backside. Yet, for others, what seems like a simple mishap could lead to devastating injuries. Some of these include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
In the wake of a slip and fall injury, it’s important to seek legal counsel concerning the circumstances of your accident. For instance, if the incident occurred on property owned by someone else, and negligence is to blame, you may have an opportunity to pursue a personal injury claim under the basis of premises liability law.
At Wern Lawyers in North Charleston, we protect the rights of those injured in a slip and fall accident. We know what needs to be proven in your case, and we are positioned to help you find justice and the compensation you need and deserve. If you have suffered a slip and fall, get medical attention immediately. Then, contact Wern Lawyers to discuss your claim. As always, our evaluation is free of charge.