A person can get hurt on someone else’s property in many different ways. However, falls tend to be the most common way to suffer injury.
This is why it is so important for property owners in South Carolina to use reasonable care to prevent fall-related injuries on their premises. If they fail to do so, victims of their negligence may be eligible to pursue a Charleston premises liability claim.
With nearly 250 years of combined legal experience, the South Carolina slip and fall lawyers of Joye Law Firm are here to help you. We care about our clients and go beyond seeking compensation for their injuries. We truly want to help our clients to improve the quality of their lives.
With offices around the state, including North Charleston, we make it convenient for you to get the help you need. To learn more, contact us today and receive a free consultation about your case.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere in the Charleston area. Most often, they occur at commercial properties such as stores, malls, shopping centers and office buildings. However, they also frequently occur at hotels or motels or on resort properties. They can even happen on a person’s private residential property.
Property owners and those who are otherwise in control of property must take caution and exercise common sense in order to remove hazards and keep the property as safe as possible for visitors. Unfortunately, they often fail to live up to this duty. Some common causes of slip and falls are:
Joye Law Firm conducts prompt, thorough investigations of slip and falls. We examine all evidence and often consult with experts in order to determine the causes of these accidents as well as the impact of the accident on our clients’ lives.
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When a person suffers a slip and fall injury, it can happen in a split second – and it may be more severe than the person initially suspects. For instance, a person may believe that he or she suffered only a twisted knee. However, further examination may show that the injury actually is a fracture or torn ligament. Some of the most common types of slip and fall injuries that people in the Charleston area suffer are:
Some people such as older adults and disabled individuals are vulnerable to slip-and-fall injuries. A fractured hip in a fall can cause an elderly person to become bed-bound for an extended period of time. In many cases, a broken hip can be so serious that the person never fully recovers the ability to move around on his or her own. This can lead to a rapid deterioration in health.
Slip and fall cases in South Carolina can be highly complex. Generally, to establish liability, you must show that:
The evidence in a slip and fall claim can consist of photos of the accident scene, witness statements and surveillance camera footage. The evidence can also include records that show inspection and maintenance (or a lack thereof) of the property where the slip and fall occurred. Medical records can also establish the nature and extent of the slip and fall injuries that you have suffered.
If you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, you can take several specific steps to protect yourself and preserve your right to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries, including:
You can trust the Charleston slip and fall attorneys of Joye Law Firm to protect your rights and pursue all options for recovering compensation on your behalf.
We believe in giving our clients all the information and letting them make an informed decision. We never charge upfront retainers or attorney fees for a consultation, and we only collect fees if we are able to recover compensation for you. Contact us today in Charleston to set up a free no-strings case evaluation today.
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