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According to the National Floor Safety Institute, over eight million emergency room visits are the product of a slip and fall. Additionally, slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in South Carolina. 

Not many people get through life without experiencing trips, stumbles, slips, and fall accidents. While some people escape with just embarrassment, thousands suffer severe injuries from slip and fall accidents. If you or your loved one has sustained injuries in an establishment due to a spillage or another person’s negligence, you’re entitled to file a personal injury claim.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Several conditions cause slip and fall accidents in South Carolina. They include:

  • Spillages
  • Broken or loose handrails
  • Torn carpet
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken or uneven sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Fallen objects on the ground
  • Lack of handicap access

How to Hold the Liable Party Responsible After a Slip and Fall Accident

To win the case and acquire compensation, you need to prove that the defendant acted negligently. Negligence is the failure to act with reasonable care or to meet a standard of behavior developed to protect the community against risk.

Each individual or institution in South Carolina must conduct their businesses without posing risks to society. In slip and fall accidents, this might mean maintaining and ensuring the premises don’t pose a danger to others. To recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that:

  • Your injuries were caused by a hazardous condition on the owner’s property.
  • The injuries were not a result of your intentional actions or negligence.
  • The property owner or institution knew about the hazard.
  • The business or the property owners breached the duty to act with reasonable care, ultimately resulting in your injuries.

This might sound easy, but it can be challenging, particularly if the defendant has the resources to facilitate an appropriate legal defense strategy. Therefore, working with a South Carolina slip and fall attorney is essential to help you prove that someone else’s negligence was the cause of the accident so that you can recover compensation for your injuries.

What to Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident in Georgetown, SC

If you have sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, seek medical treatment immediately. Aside from seeking medical care to ensure that any external or internal injuries are checked out, it’s important to seek medical care as it will help you with your claims process later. Always make sure that your doctor documents your visit and that you have a copy of that documentation. This can be the primary evidence in your case. 

Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured, seeking medical attention is important. Severe injuries might not make themselves known until hours, or even days, after your accident, and if gone unchecked, can make those injuries substantially worse. 

Inform the security or manager in charge and get the contact information of witnesses. Your witnesses can help establish a solid case even if the party at fault disputes liability. Don’t assign or accept blame for the accident. If the insurance company or the property owner requests you to sign something, don’t do it until you get an attorney to evaluate the document.

Schedule a Consultation with a Georgetown Slip and Fall Attorney Today

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