Hundreds of thousands of slip-and-fall injuries occur every year, thousands of which are fatal.
When hazardous property conditions result in accidents, the property owner may be held liable based on a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises. Legal remedies are available to seek compensation for damages.
The body of law that covers slip-and-falls is called premises liability. The term “slip and fall” refers to an injury that results from slipping on and falling private or public property because of owner negligence. We help clients in the South Carolina area who have been seriously injured through a slip-and-fall recover the compensation they deserve. If you are injured on public or private property, seek legal counsel from an experienced slip-and-fall accident lawyer at Savage Law Firm who will file a premises liability claim on your behalf.
Recoverable Compensation for a Slip-and-Fall Compensation for a slip-and-fall accident is awarded to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Dangerous Conditions, Indoors & Outdoors In pursuing a slip-and-fall claim, your lawyer must prove that reasonably unsafe conditions existed about which the property owner knew or should have known. Your lawyer must show that the owner had adequate time to either repair or post warnings about the condition and failed to do so. Many premises conditions are considered reasonably unsafe:
- uneven steps
- insufficient lighting
- broken handrails
- wet floors
- floor debris
- accumulated ice or snow
- mossy steps
- cracks in concrete
- lack of warning signs
- potholes in parking lots
A serious slip-and-fall injury can occur anywhere – in a person’s home or backyard or in
a public place, such as a hotel, store, parking lot, swimming pool, airport, sports stadium
Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Some of the more serious injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents that require immediate medical treatment are broken bones and injuries to the back, brain, head, neck and spine.
Premises liability addresses a wider scope of circumstances than slip-and-fall injuries and includes exposure to toxic chemicals, injury from assault in a parking lot, burns from fires explosions, and electrocution from exposed electrical wires. Falling objects in a retail store that injure you also are a type of premises liability accident, as are accidents that occur on a construction site, at SAVAGE & SAVAGE, P.A. we have decades of experience in representing clients in this type of liability case.
Contingency Fees Based on Successful Outcome
Our lawyers have experience representing clients who have been seriously injured from slip-and-fall accidents and premises liability cases. We will handle your case on a contingency basis, which means we bear the cost of representation, and you owe us nothing until we recover on your behalf.