Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? Do you need aggressive legal defense to receive the compensation and damages that you deserve from a premises owner or your insurance company? Don’t hesitate to contact the South Carolina slip and fall attorneys at the Anastopoulo Law Firm today for professional representation. Our team of personal injury attorneys can assist in litigating your slip and fall disputes, in order to receive the compensation you need to remediate the injuries that you have suffered. Contact the Anastopoulo Law Firm today at (800) 313-AKIM(2546).
Understanding Legal Issues Surrounding Slip and Fall Accidents
The term “slip and fall” encompasses those injuries that occur when one slips, trips, falls or stumbles while on the property or premises or another. Slip and fall accidents can occur at both public and private locations, and the owner of the property, or other responsible party, can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages that may arise. However, some of the most common locations where slip and fall accidents occur include:
- Grocery stores;
- Retail locations;
- Private residents;
- Motels and hotels;
- Restaurants; and
- Fitness centers.
In South Carolina, a business owner is not considered the insurer of a customer’s safety. However, if the owner knows about, or negligently creates, an unsafe condition on a property, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries from the unsafe condition. In fact, South Carolina imposes liability on a premises owner for any and all losses/injuries caused by a unsafe and dangerous condition on their premises. An assortment of conditions on a premises can give rise to a slip and fall accident. These premises conditions include:
- Dim or poor lighting;
- The presence of water or other liquid substances on the ground;
- Tattered rugs and frayed carpet;
- Defective elevators;
- Uneven ground or flooring;
- Construction zones on the premises that are dangerous and/or lack the proper warning signage;
- Building and safety code violations; and
- Stairways presenting hazards or dangers.
Slip and fall cases involve the intersection of a broad range of legal issues associated with personal injury, premises liability and insurance claims. The party injured as a result of a slip and fall accident may be entitled to receive both compensation, such as:
- Lost wages for those unable to work either permanently or temporarily because of injuries suffered;
- Medical expenses, including those already incurred as well as expenses that will be required in the future;
- Occupation and vocational therapy and training; and
- Pain and suffering.
Furthermore, the insurance companies of both the injured party and the premises owner may be required to pay for the medical bills, physical therapy and other costs associated with the resulting injuries from a slip and fall accident.
Contact the Anastopoulo Law Firm Slip and Fall Attorneys Today
Slip and fall accidents are everyday occurrences that can result in life-lasting injuries. If you have sustained an injury in a slip and fall, please contact us for professional guidance. Reach out to the Anastopoulo Law Firm today by calling (800) 313-AKIM(2546). We are here to help.