Who is Responsible for Your Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents are more common than you may think, often a direct result of a property owner’s negligence. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Here are a few things for injury victims to consider:

  • Where were you when the accident occurred?
  • What hazard or dangerous conditions caused your slip and fall accident?
  • Was there proper signage warning you about known hazards? 
  • Could someone else’s responsible action have prevented the slip and fall?

Like most personal injury cases, premises liability cases are based on negligence. But holding the liable party accountable is not simple, so it is important to let an experienced Charleston personal injury attorney handle your slip and fall case.

Here at Hoffman Law Firm, our team knows premises liability law inside and out. We advocate for injury victims, working to secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today – right here at our conveniently located North Charleston, South Carolina office!

How to Prove Premises Liability?

Your personal injury lawyer in Charleston, SC will gather evidence to prove the property owner’s negligence. Our goal is to prove that they failed to properly maintain the premises, neglecting to keep the property safe and clean. In fact, every property owner has a legal duty to keep their premises free of hazards – and to claim responsibility if dangerous conditions cause someone to get hurt.

To successfully establish negligence, the injury victim must show the following:

  • The property owner owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
  • There was a breach of that duty of care by negligence or omission.
  • Damages resulted from the breach of duty.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents 

Slip and fall accidents can occur on commercial or residential properties. From grocery stores and shopping malls to backyards and swimming pools, slip and fall accidents can occur nearly anywhere! 

These conditions commonly result in slip and fall accidents:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy or slippery walkways
  • Broken furniture
  • Loose or torn carpets
  • Clutter and debris
  • Damaged or uneven floors
  • Oily, slippery floors
  • Spilled products
  • Uneven walkways/sidewalks
  • Slippery stairs
  • Uncovered/exposed cables and cords
  • Broken or missing railings

Get Hoffman Law Firm On Your Side 

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, our Charleston personal injury attorneys are here to help! We are proud to serve the greater Charleston area, including Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville and beyond!

Our qualified attorneys also handle a variety of other cases, such as car accidents and truck accidents, Workers’ Compensation, medical malpractice and more. For trusted legal advice, schedule a free consultation today!

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