Slip and Fall Accidents
In South Carolina, property owners have certain duties to their visitors. Properties owners are charged with ensuring their properties are reasonably safe for visitors or to provide adequate warnings that a hazard exists (warning signs, etc.).
Some potential hazards include:
- Spilled liquids, tracked in water or ice in stores – These hazards are likely temporary and the property owner is awarded a reasonable time to fix the problem. However, foreign liquid or other debris can cause the floors to become slippery and create a dangerous condition for customers. If these problems are not timely cleaned up or remedied, the property owner may be liable when a customer or visitor slips and suffers an injury.
- Defective or obstructed walkways or stairs – These could include uneven or poorly maintained sidewalks, defective stairs or railings, unnoticeable holes in the ground or even from items or other debris left in aisles of stores.
Slips and falls are often thought to result in mostly embarrasment. However, falls may result in serious and sometimes life altering injuries. A fall, especially from heights or onto hard surfaces like concrete, may result in broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can sometimes be fatal.
If you were injured by accident or fall while visiting a store, someone else’s home, or while a tenant in a rental property contact the Tuck Law Firm today. You may be able to recover the costs of your medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and permanent physical disability caused by your accident or fall..
Proving that the property owner was negligent or reckless in a slip-and-fall case may be difficult without an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side. Plaintiffs must generally show that the owners or operators of the property, through their errors and omissions, created dangerous conditions or hazards that were a cause of the injury, or knew of such conditions and did not warn customers, visitors or tenants.Attorney Tuck has Experience in These Types of Cases and can Help
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in the Pee Dee, South Carolina, area as a result of negligence or recklessness, call attorney Tuck at (843) 393-2201 or contact him online for a consultation.