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Slip and Fall Accidents

South Carolina Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuits

slip and fall accidentIf you or a  loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and any permanent impairment.

In order to establish liability,  you must present evidence that the owners did not maintain the property, or created in unsafe conditions which resulted in the injury or that the owner knew about the dangerous problem or hazard and failed to warn visitors.  The unusual dilemma with slip and fall accident cases is that often there are no witnesses.

Whether your slip and fall accident is the result of:

  • a wet or damp floor,
  • a foreign object on the floor,
  • an abrupt change in floor levels or unsafe steps,
  • poor lighting,
  • or on unsafe steps, premises or parking lot

You can be sure that the insurance adjuster will try to dispute liability and deny your claim.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, after making sure that you are safe you should:

  • document exactly what happened; make a complaint or file an incident report with the manage on duty;
  • obtain a copy of the incident report you file with the manager,
  • take pictures of the area where you slipped and fell,
  • secure a copy of any incident report completed by the manager or property owner,
  • write down the names and phone numbers of each witness that may have seen the accident and/or rendered assistance,
  • do not discuss your case with anyone; you can expect that an insurance adjuster will be contacting you.  Do not give any statements to the insurance adjuster.

Contact the South Carolina premises liability attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation.

The premises liabilty attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC offer a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.  803.252.4800.

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