Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury. They may not receive as much publicity as car accidents, workers compensation, or even other types of premises liability cases, but the same ubiquity that keeps them off the front page makes them statistically more likely to harm you than many other causes of personal injury.
If you’ve been injured in an accident because of a property owner’s negligence, please contact the Steinberg Law Firm today at 843-720-2800 to schedule your free consultation with a Charleston slip and fall lawyer.
Premises liability law
Slip and fall accidents fall under the broader umbrella of premises liability law. This is a branch of law that governs the responsibilities of property owners to maintain safe conditions that will not cause harm to those who visit their property. Other common types of premises liability include:
Slip and fall accidents, however, are among the most common types of premises liability cases.
Causes of slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents can arise from many types of conditions. The one thing they all have in common is a failure for the property owner to adequately maintain the property and ensure the safety of his or her guests. Common causes of these types of accidents include:
In short, anything that causes a victim to fall could lead to injury.
Types of injury in slip and fall cases
The nature of slip and fall accidents means that victims may experience a wide range of injuries, depending upon how they fall and the resulting impact. Such injuries can include:
The injuries one can sustain in a slip and fall accident are as diverse as the conditions that cause them. What they all share is carelessness on the part of the property owner.
When you visit someone else’s property, you expect that it will be safe. But if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident because of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please contact the Steinberg Law Firm today at 843-720-2800 to schedule your free consultation with one of our Charleston slip and fall lawyers.