Were you injured in a slip-and-fall accident because of someone else’s negligence? If so, our attorneys at Crantford Meehan can help you claim compensation for the injuries you sustained. South Carolina state law allows victims of slip-and-fall accidents to recover damages and hold the at-fault party or parties accountable for their carelessness.
A slip-and-fall injury claim is a type of personal injury case. This type of case results when an individual slips and falls while on someone else’s property. That property could be someone’s home or a business. If a person slips and falls because of someone else’s negligence, they are permitted by law to file for monetary compensation from the at-fault party.
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If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident because of someone else’s recklessness, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the cost of your recovery. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience helping victims of slip-and-fall accidents claim compensation for injuries that were caused by someone else, and we can help you navigate the intricate process of proving your slip-and-fall claim in court
The most common slip-and-fall injuries are broken or fractured bones, including legs, hips, ankles, arms, wrists, hands, and ribs. These types of injuries are especially common among young children and older folks. According to CDC data, roughly 95% of all hip fractures occur because of a fall. Aside from broken and fractured bones, other slip-and-fall injuries include cuts and bruises, concussions, contusions, dislocated shoulders, broken vertebrae and spinal cord injuries, and even internal organ damage.
In slip-and-fall cases, the liable person will typically be the property owner if that person’s negligence caused your injury. However, if you bear some of the blame for your own injuries, then under South Carolina’s “comparative negligence” law, the defense may argue that the blame is shared. If the court finds that this is indeed the case, the amount of compensation that you are able to claim for your injuries could be reduced.
If you were injured in a slip-and-fall because of another party’s negligence, you should reach out to an attorney right away to review your legal options. Consulting with an attorney to help you collect evidence, determine the identity of the at-fault parties, and build a strong case that will stand up in court is your best shot at getting the compensation you deserve
At Crantford Meehan, our lawyers work on a “contingency-fee” basis. Our attorneys will collect an agreed-upon percentage of the total payout if we obtain a settlement for you or win your case in court. If we get you no compensation, you owe us nothing.
You have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit under state law.