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Charleston Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorney

Were you injured in a slip-and-fall accident because of someone else’s negligence? If so, our premises liability attorneys at Murphy 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.  

What is a slip-and-fall injury?

A slip-and-fall injury claim is a type of premises liability 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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Causes of a Slip-and-Fall Injury Claim

FACTORS OF PREMESIS LIABILITY

Wet and Uneven Walking Surfaces

Wet or uneven walking surfaces are one of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents. Defects in the walking surfaces can include loose floorboards, potholes, freshly mopped surfaces, cluttered floor space, and worn carpeting. When surfaces are not properly maintained, the risk for falling increases.

Weather

Especially in places where the weather patterns can be extreme, property owners need to be vigilant about making sure walking surfaces are either safe for use or appropriate signage is placed in a highly visible area to warn pedestrians of potentially unsafe conditions.

Poor Lighting

Walking surfaces can be especially dangerous at night or in poor lit areas. Hazards can be hidden in the shadows and signs can be hard to read. It is the responsibility of owners to make sure that pedestrians can see where they are walking in order to avoid injury.

Improper/Faulty Footwear

Traction is crucial for the safety of pedestrians. Different walking surfaces and working environments require the appropriate kind of footwear for safety. When the wrong shoes are worn or the shoes themselves are not working as advertised, the risk for injury increases.

Damaged or Broken Handrails

For staircases and elevated walking surfaces, handrails and guardrails protect pedestrians from falling from great heights. These handrails need to be reinforced to support the weight of a person leaning on the railing. When guardrails are broken, weakened, or non-existent, pedestrians are more prone to injury.

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A history of success in Slip-and-Fall Accident Claims

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

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The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Murphy Crantford Meehan have a firm understanding of the complex laws that govern slip-and-fall accidents in South Carolina. We are ready to work with you to help you obtain the compensation you deserve because of the injuries you sustained in your accident. Give us a call at 843-376-4030 at your convenience to schedule a consultation.

If You've Been Hurt In a Slip-And-Fall Accident

If You've Been Hurt In a Slip-And-Fall Accident

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Murphy 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. 

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