On any given day, the average American visits several businesses ranging from gas stations to coffee shops. While we make the conscious choice to enter a business, the owner of the establishment is responsible for maintaining the property in a safe and secure manner. Unfortunately, many business owners overlook the safety of their customers in an effort to keep maintenance costs to a minimum, or simply due to oversight. In such cases, patrons may be exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in serious injuries from slips and falls. Our Charleston slip and fall accident attorneys at Bostic Law Group, P.A. can answer any questions you have regarding your accident. Should you need to negotiate a settlement or take your case to court, our experienced lawyers are happy to assist with that as well.
Factors that contribute to slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken, uneven, or poorly maintained floors, sidewalks, or aisles
- Inadequate lighting
- Loose ceiling tiles
- Loose railings
- Malfunctions in escalators or elevators
- Unsecured parking garages
- Wet floors
Because many slip and fall accidents in Charleston and the rest of South Carolina occur in and around businesses, customers who have such an accident may be entitled to recover a portion of the costs for their injury or losses—that is, if the business owner or establishment failed in their responsibility.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a slip and fall accident on the grounds of a business, we can help you determine if another party was at fault for your injury and help win compensation to cover your injuries. Contact ustoday to find out more.
PROPERTY OWNERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their place of business free of hazards. Anything that poses a threat that they don’t take care of falls under negligence, which means they become liable for your injuries.
Property owners have two main responsibilities when it comes to customer safety:
- They should do their best to ensure that dangerous conditions are removed or minimized.
- They should post warning signs near hazardous areas or cordon off the area altogether so that visitors prevented from entering.
Proving that the property owner was negligent can be difficult—it may be hard to say whether the property owner did know there was a hazard or prove exactly how your fall occurred without video footage, for instance. However, we can help. Our competent Charleston accident lawyers can help you get through any hurdles you may encounter.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND COMPLEX SLIP & FALL LAW—THAT’S OUR JOB!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact an attorney quickly—documenting the condition of the area in which the accident occurred as soon as possible can be important in building your case for compensation.
Our South Carolina premises liability attorneys will begin investigating your accident immediately. We will take photos of the hazardous area, interview witnesses, and review any video footage of the fall. Any evidence demonstrating negligence on behalf of the property owner will then be used to negotiate a settlement that covers your losses. If necessary, we will fight for you in court.
Our attorneys understand the anger and confusion you may feel when you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident. Our experience and knowledge of state and federal personal injury law allows us to offer advice to our clients and secure the compensation you are entitled, so you can go back to living worry-free.