Premises Liability Attorney
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor indicate that there were 4,679 fatal slip and fall accidents in private workplaces in 2014.
Property owners are required by the state of South Carolina and federal law to maintain safe premises at all times. A property injury that occurs resulting from negligent design, maintenance or operation can result in serious injuries requiring substantial funds for medical bills, lost wages and long-term care.
Our premises liability lawyers have helped numerous South Carolina families recover compensation after a slip and fall injury. Our staff includes former insurance company attorneys - we know how these claims work and we know how to negotiate a settlement effectively. Any person or organization failing to meet reasonable expectations of safety on a property can be held liable for damages.
Common Places Involved in Premises Liability Lawsuits
Premises liability and slip and fall injuries may occur anywhere. Of course, there are some locations that experience more slip and fall injuries than others. These places commonly have a greater volume of people visiting and may become cluttered with items that could cause slip and fall injuries to occur.
Some common locations where premises liabilities and slip and fall injuries occur include:
- Amusement Park
- Apartment Complex
- Basketball Court
- Construction or Job Site
- Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
- Elevator, Escalator or Stairs
- Grocery Store
- Shopping Mall
- Swimming Pool
After reporting a slip and fall accident or premises liability claim, you will be contacted almost immediately by an insurance company. This insurance company may attempt to pressure or intimidate you into accepting an unreasonable settlement or no settlement at all. At the law offices of Harbin & Burnett LLP, we have opposed large insurance companies, and we know how to negotiate and litigate to get you the money you need.
Hazards Leading to Premises Liability Claims
As property owners are required to maintain safe premises at all times, there may be times when property owners fail to do so. There are several common factors involved with slip and fall accidents that have been recognized by our attorneys. These factors can be eliminated by a property owner simply recognizing and fixing these dangerous situations.
Some common causes of slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken Steps
- Cracks in the Sidewalk
- Loose or Torn Carpet
- Manhole Problems
- No Handrails
- No Ice Removal
- No Snow Removal
- No Warning about Steps
- Overgrown Grass
- Poorly Lighted Areas
- Potholes in Parking Lot
- Unclean Floors
- Uneven Surface
- Wet Floors
A statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrates that more than one million people suffer from slip and fall injuries throughout the U.S. each year, in addition to over 17,000 individuals that are killed each year from these types of accidents. Of course, if an individual does become injured or killed in a poorly marked area, our attorneys are here to assist those individuals and their families.
Types of Injuries
In most cases, the severity of a slip and fall injury will vary greatly. These injuries are typically treated without an individual requiring surgery; however, around 20 percent of individuals will require at least one surgery. Many times, injuries will be more severe depending on the angle of impact and the presence of other objects in the way of the fall.
Some common types of slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Broken teeth
- Dislocated joints
- Facial wounds
- Internal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist injuries
Some of these injuries can lead to chronic problems later in life or even disability. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall, it is recommended to seek medical attention immediately. This will not only assure your injures have been cared for, but will assist our attorneys in forming a robust case against the negligent individual or entity.
Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If you have been injured, make your first call to law offices of Harbin & Burnett LLP BEFORE speaking to an insurance company. Our South Carolina slip and fall lawyers will take the time to explain clearly your rights and options, all with no further obligation. Should you accept our services, there are no fees of any kind until we recover compensation for your injuries.*
With our office in upstate South Carolina, our slip and fall attorneys are able to serve the entire state of South Carolina.
Some of the areas our attorneys serve include, but are not limited to the following:
- Travelers Rest
To learn more about our law firm, or to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation, we invite you to call us today at 1(888)821-0247, and a member of our intake team will collect information regarding your accident, before quickly connecting you with one of our compassionate attorneys.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation form to the right to get started!