When you leave your home, you expect to return unharmed. All Greenville and South Carolina property owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their patrons. Unfortunately, injuries sustained from slips, falls and trips (called slip and fall cases) are very frequent, which is why you need a personal injury attorney who knows the law about unsafe conditions.
According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. They account for 8.9 million emergency room visits annually. After a fall, you could be facing lost time at your job, huge medical expenses or even serious recurring health issues as a result of a brain injury, spinal cord damage and even loss of limb.
Proving Liability in a S.C. Slip and Fall Case
Not all slip and fall injuries are alike. They can occur on residential, commercial and government property. Some common causes of fall injuries include:
- Uneven or Worn Flooring
- Wet Floors
- Broken Curbs and Steps
- Insufficient/Inadequate Lighting
- Loose Floorboards
- Cluttered Isles
- Parking Lot Potholes
- Missing/Damaged Handrails
- Damaged Sidewalks
- Improper Warning of Hazards
- Poor Construction
- Safety Code Violations
- Uncleared Snow or Ice
Greenville Slip and Fall Lawyers
In slip and fall cases, the injured person must show that the person who owns or possesses the property has acted in negligence – that they failed to exercise proper care under reasonable circumstances. Therefore, it is important to document the incident through any means that you can.
Greenville personal injury attorneys Andy Arnold and Bo Campbell will help you with a thorough and immediate investigation to hold the responsible party liable. We will pursue every available path to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, contact the Horton Law Firm at 864-233-4351.