Slip & Fall
Greenville Slip & Fall Attorney
When we enter a store, go out for a walk, or get out of our car we often take for granted that the walking surface is safe. However, dangerous walking surfaces can cause serious injuries. Did you know that businesses, property owners, and government entities have a duty to safely maintain places where individuals are walking free from hazards and unsafe conditions? This duty extends in and outside of the store, and includes public sidewalks.
A slip and fall lawyer can guide you on the national safety standards and guidelines that set the baseline for making sure walking surfaces are safe. It is the business owners job to maintain policies and procedures that make sure the store and parking lots are safe and up to code. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall, let a slip and fall lawyer help you secure compensation you deserve.
Should You Blame Yourself In A Slip & Fall?
After sustaining injury due to a slip and fall, you might think that it’s your fault and blame yourself for what happened. Some slip and fall accidents are avoidable, but they don’t necessarily have to be your fault. These types of accidents may be the result of negligence, poor maintenance, and many other similar issues outside of your control. Sustaining injury within South Carolina due to the following causes of slip and fall may entitle you to financial compensation:
- Recently-cleaned floors
- Unattended spills
- Poor anti-skid protection on floors or stairways
- Wet indoor or outdoor walking surfaces due to rain
- Hazardous pool decks
Slippery walking surfaces
We’ve also listed some of the most common examples of places where individuals who have had slip and fall accidents file claims against the owners. They usually are places like:
- Big box stores
- Grocery stores
- Shopping malls
- Strip malls
- Gyms and other fitness facilities
- Sports and entertainment venues
- Parks both public and private
- Nursing homes and other medical facilities
- Government buildings
- Daycare facilities
- Construction sites
- Private residences
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), OSHA, and ANSI are a few of the national standards that apply to businesses, private property, and municipalities in certain circumstances. These standards apply to both new and old construction.
Slip And Fall Injuries And Compensation
The most common injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident are fractured or broken bones. It is common for people to suffer from either facial fractures, broken ribs, legs, ankles, arms, wrists, hands, etc. Apart from fractures are injuries including:
Head injuries and concussions
Severe cuts and bruises
- And other injuries that require intensive medical care or surgery
If you had a slip and fall, make sure that the first thing you do is to seek medical attention right away. Either you call your doctor or go straight to emergency care at a hospital, depending on your situation and the injury you sustained. It is important that you have yourself medically examined because there will be cases that the symptoms may not be readily apparent after the accident. You may be completely unaware that you are already suffering from a type of injury that can cause you serious harm later on.
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If a slip and fall accident is caused by someone else’s negligence, then you or a loved one may have a good shot at justice for the damages and cost incurred following the incident. Our slip and fall lawyer will help secure you file a legal claim for compensation including the insurance money you deserve for the medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income and other kinds of losses you are experiencing. In addition, we will work with legal investigators experienced with South Carolina premise liability claims and prove fault by investigating what truly happened in the slip and fall accident as well as determining the individuals or parties who should be held liable for your losses.
Choose Davis Law
Most premises liability cases are very technical and arise from a wide variety of dangerous conditions as well as the failure to inspect and discover hazards and to warn unsuspecting visitors. Common dangerous conditions include: trip hazards due the improper change in elevation, slippery surfaces, construction defects, improper ramp slope, improperly maintained stairs, and merchandise in aisles, and other unsafe conditions.
The slip and fall attorney at Davis Law Group has vast experience representing individuals against both big box stores and municipalities. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip & fall accident, consult with a slip and fall attorney today at the Davis Law Group and let us help you create a new path forward.