Slip and Fall

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Slip and Fall

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If you're in to see a lawyer, usually there's something out of your control. Our goal is to help you with these problems, to analyze these problems. And then really to help find a way to solve these problems and move forward. - Attorney Benjamin Akery

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Slip and Fall Case

Charleston, South Carolina Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys

Falls in public spaces, private businesses, or private homes are unfortunately common. Slip and fall accidents come under a category of personal injury law called “premises liability,” which means the owner of a property may be held responsible or liable if someone is hurt on their property.

For a free case review, call us at 843-720-2800.

Representing Injured People Since 1927

Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys Serving the Charleston Metropolitan Area

Whether you are on someone’s residential or commercial property, it is the owner’s duty to make sure the property is safe.

One minute you are shopping or getting up to leave a restaurant, the next you are flat on your back on the floor in serious pain. Hazards like uncleaned spills and slippery floors without warning signs are serious dangers, particularly to older individuals. When a residential or commercial property owner has failed to maintain a safe environment, you will need help tipping the playing field in your favor to fight against their lawyers and recover compensation. The slip and fall attorneys of Steinberg Law Firm are ready for that fight.

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Answering Your Questions

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What is a statute of limitations?

There is not an unlimited amount of time in which injury victims are entitled to pursue a claim. This time restriction is known as the statute of limitations. It places a time limit on the period in which such claims can legitimately be pursued. Therefore, it is important that injury victims take legal action as soon as possible in order to ensure that they do not forfeit their rights under the law.

Causes of Slips and Falls

Often, slip, trip, and fall incidents occur due to someone else's negligence — and sometimes on purpose. The most  frequent causes  of these injury cases in Charleston and throughout South Carolina include:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Loose floorboards or tiles
  • Torn carpeting
  • Uneven sidewalks or curbing
  • Spilled grease
  • Improper footwear
  • Stairs without handrails
  • Wet surfaces
  • Construction debris
  • Sidewalk or parking lot potholes
  • Weather conditions, like ice or snow
  • Spilled liquids
  • Poor lighting
  • Debris

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Hold Negligent Parties Accountable

Slip and fall accidents are dangerous. Many falls result in serious, sometimes life-altering injuries. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) slip and fall accidents are far more common than we might expect.

Everyone faces the risk of a disabling injury in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of others. U.S. emergency rooms deal with roughly 8 million slip and fall patients every year. Explore your options for obtaining compensation for your medical and other expenses resulting from someone else’s negligence by contacting our team of injury lawyers.

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We offer free consultations and we do not collect a fee unless we collect compensation for you.

At Steinberg Law Firm we understand what it is like to suffer from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident, no matter where or why it happened. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm have helped accident victims and their families recover more than $500 million in compensation for their injuries.

Filing a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

It is important to know that there are two important rules relating to filing a slip and fall injury claim in South Carolina. The two rules you need to be aware of are the modified comparative negligence rule, which may limit the amount you recover for injuries if you are partially responsible for the accident, and the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations in a slip and fall case in South Carolina is usually the same one that applies to any personal injury case. South Carolina Code section 15-3-530 says you have three years to ask for a civil remedy for any personal injury, death, or damage to personal property. Your slip and fall case hinges on whether or not the owner of the property where the accident occurred took reasonable steps to keep the property safe and/or to prevent your accident from occurring. Was the owner of the property negligent? Did the stated negligence cause your slip and fall accident?

Not every slip and fall injury leads to the plaintiff filing a lawsuit. In fact, many of them are resolved via a settlement, but the most important thing is to file your claim as soon as possible to not only preserve evidence but to make certain you are within the statute of limitations timeline.

Everyone faces the risk of a disabling injury in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of others. Often the victims require extensive, costly hospital treatment and follow-up rehabilitation. Some may face a permanent disability and some injured in a slip and fall accident may even die.

Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

The most common injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident are:

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WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:

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Slip and Fall at Work

Slip and fall accidents are categorized as premises liability claims. Slip and fall accidents come under a category of personal injury law called “premises liability,” which means the owner of a property may be held responsible/liable if someone is hurt on that property. However, if the victim or plaintiff was trespassing, they may have a more difficult case.

Slip and Fall: Premises Liabiity

Proving a Slip and Fall Case in South Carolina

What if the defendant counters your claim with allegations that you were partially or fully at fault for your accident?

If a measure of fault is assigned to you as being a contributory cause for the slip and fall incident, any court award could be lowered by the percentage of your fault, or you may end up with zero compensation.

Three things must be proven to be successful in a slip and fall case.

To win a slip and fall case, the victim must prove there was negligence, and to do that, three elements must be shown:

1. That the plaintiff was owed a duty of care by the defendant.

2. That there was a negligent omission or act, that resulted in a breach of the duty of care.

3. That the resulting damages sustained by the plaintiff were a direct result of the breach of duty.

Proving a slip and fall case in South Carolina

Slip and Fall Injuries

  • 90-85percent
    Roughly 85 percent of workers’ compensation injury claims are related to a worker slipping on a wet surface
  • 90-33percent
    Roughly one in three adults over the age of 65 slips and falls at some point
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    Slips and falls are the leading cause of accidental death for adults over 85
  • 90-5percent
    Approximately 5 percent of those who slip and fall sustain a hip fracture
  • 90-2m
    Flooring and flooring materials caused about 2 million slip and fall accidents every year
  • 90-10percent
    Approximately 10 percent of those do who fall suffer serious injuries
  • 90-22percent
    About 22 percent of work related slip and falls result in at least 31 or more missed days of work
  • 90-60percent
    About 60 percent of deaths in those over the age of 75 are related to slip and fall accidents
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    U.S. emergency rooms deal with roughly 8 million slip and fall patients every year
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    The leading cause of workers’ compensation claims is slip and fall accidents
Falls at Home and at Work
Where do most slip and fall accidents occur?

Most slip and fall accidents happen on uneven surfaces, doorways, ladders, ramps, and stairs.

When slip and fall accidents resulting in injury occur in the home, most happen on the main level. Slip and fall incidents are responsible for approximately 50 percent of accidental deaths that happen in a home.

One of the primary causes of missed work days is slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents account for approximately 11 percent of work-related deaths for males and approximately 5 percent of work-related deaths for women. The leading cause of workers’ compensation claims is slip and fall accidents, and roughly 85 percent of workers’ compensation injury claims are related to a worker slipping on a wet surface. American employers pay close to $70 billion in compensation/medical expenses every year for slip and fall injuries.

Let Us Handle the Insurance Companies

Sorting out which party is at fault and dealing with insurance adjusters is a taxing experience when recuperating from an accident. An experienced premises liability attorney is a great asset when dealing with the aftermath of a slip, trip, or fall injury.

Contact the Steinberg Law Firm

At the Steinberg Law Firm, we understand what it is like to suffer from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident, no matter where or why it happened. We are here to listen to you and find out how we can help you obtain fair and equitable compensation for your injuries.

Not sure if you have a slip and fall case? We offer a free consultation so we can help you figure that out. Call us at 843-720-2800 or contact us today about our free consultation.

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