Charleston Slip & Fall Attorney
Recovering Damages in South Carolina
If you were injured while visiting someone else's property, the property owner may be liable for the injuries you suffered. State law requires businesses and homeowners to maintain a reasonably safe environment for their guests. Because legal culpability is rarely cut and dried, however, the best thing to do following a slip and fall accident is to consult a Charleston slip & fall lawyer.
Recovering Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident
In order to recover damages in a slip and fall accident, the injured plaintiff must be able to prove one of the following:
- The defendant caused the dangerous condition.
- The defendant knew there was a dangerous condition on the premises and did nothing to correct it.
- The defendant should have known about the dangerous condition and fixed it.
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Where Do Slip and Falls Occur?
Slip and falls can happen on any property with hazards. That being said, grocery stores are a common site of slip and fall accidents, as are bars, restaurants, shops, spas, hotels, and resorts.
You can slip, trip, or fall inside or outside of public properties. Many people experience slips and falls inside public bathrooms, and many others encounter hazards on sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, and driveways. Slip and falls can even occur inside or outside of private homes. Whenever property owners fail to keep their premises safe, they can be liable for any injuries and losses you sustain in a slip and fall accident.
This applies to public, private, and even government-owned properties. If you’re planning on filing suit, you may face different rules and deadlines depending on the type of property you were injured on.
Title 27, Chapter 3 of the South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated defines the rules for premises liability.
Our Charleston slip and fall attorneys can help you navigate this law and others.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
As we mentioned above, any hazard on someone else’s property could be grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit.
Actionable causes of slip and fall accidents can include:
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- Torn or worn-out carpeting
- Uneven surfaces and stairways
- Defective steps, ramps, and handrails
- Cracks or potholes
- Parking lots with tripping hazards
- And more
Though not strictly a slip and fall accident, falling debris is another common cause of premises liability claims. Whatever the condition that caused your accident, if the property owner created the condition, knew of the condition, or should have known of it, they may need to compensate you for your injuries.
If you're not sure whether the injury you suffered was caused by the negligence of the property owner, consult a Charleston slip and fall lawyer from Kahn Law Firm, LLP today!
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slips, trips, and falls can be serious, especially for people over 65. Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Knee damage
- Shoulder dislocation
- Hip fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Nerve damage
- And more
When freshly mopped or waxed floors or other unsafe conditions cause you to plummet to the ground, the impact on your body can be difficult to overestimate.
As a result of the injuries listed above, you may face high medical bills, time away from work, the costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation, and other losses. Attorneys like those at Kahn Law Firm, LLP help victims like you recover valuable compensation to account for these losses.
After all, if you are harmed by someone else’s negligence, you should not have to face the consequences alone.
Contact Kahn Law Firm, LLP To Get Started On Your Claim
Kahn Law Firm, LLP, has always been more interested in quality than quantity, which means we only take the cases we believe in and we give our clients the attention, support, and legal advice they deserve. We are dedicated to helping victims of slip and fall accidents collect the restitution they are entitled to by law.
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Charleston slip and fall accident attorneys today. We are available 24/7 at (845) 203-9990 and respond to all online inquires as soon as we are able!