A slip and fall accident, also known as a premises liability case, can lead to very severe injuries, even disabling and life-altering injuries. In such instances, someone else may be responsible for causing you to injure yourself, in which case they should be held accountable in a premises liability claim. For a free consultation to find out if you have a slip and fall claim, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
When you enter certain types of properties to go shopping, to conduct business or as an invited guest, you have a reasonable expectation that you won't be harmed by hazardous conditions or states of disrepair. Unfortunately, careless property owners and people leasing properties can cause slip and fall accidents because of the following scenarios and others:
- Uneven sidewalks or walkways
- Dangerous or hazardous common areas
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Snowy/icy surfaces
- Damaged carpets
- Food or beverage spills
- Poor lighting
- Dangerous or defective displays of merchandise
- Falling objects or merchandise
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may or may not be able to hold someone else accountable. Our experienced lawyers can determine liability when you meet us for your free consultation.
When Are the Grounds for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
Property owners and managers, including people who are leasing a property, have some amount of responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. This also applies to all retail and commercial businesses. The exact requirements vary by state and by the type of property, and our attorneys know how premises liability and property owner responsibility works in South Carolina. We can determine to what extent certain parties were responsible for the conditions that led to your slip and fall.
Pursuing an adequate insurance settlement or resolution to your claim on your own can become complex. These types of cases can be complicated and can be difficult to prove under the law. Because of our lawyers' decades of combined experience, we can investigate your case and show how the responsible party caused you to slip and injure yourself. We use advanced technology and have an in-house media department that enables us to illustrate key points in your slip and fall case to arbitrators, mediators, juries and judges.
To find out if you have a slip and fall case, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda for a free consultation at (803) 828-6100. Our experienced South Carolina slip and fall lawyers serve Columbia, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach and all of the surrounding areas.