May is National Bike Month, an initiative sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists to promote bike riding and, more to the point, safety while bike riding. In our state, the months of May through November are the months in which there are increased numbers of traffic collisions involving pedalists....KEEP READING
A slip and fall, or premises liability, case happens when unsafe conditions cause an unsuspecting person to fall and get hurt. Slip-and-fall lawsuits are often trivialized in the media, but in fact, they can cause very serious and completely preventable injuries.
If you or someone you care about was suffered a personal injury in a slip and fall accident that was someone else’s fault, contact the Louthian Law Firm today at Toll free: (866) 454-1200 or Locally: 803-454-1200 or use our online form for a free evaluation of your case.
The National Agricultural Safety Database reports that more than a million Americans were injured in a slip or trip in 1999, and more than 17,000 of these died. Fifteen percent of workers’ compensation claims nationwide stem from slip and fall accidents, which cost victims and their workplaces many thousands of dollars. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and serious soft-tissue injuries can all result from a slip.
A slip and fall accident can occur in a business, a private home, on government property, or even on public streets. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
A property owner is not always responsible for another person’s slip and fall accident; the law acknowledges that it takes time to clean up or repair hazards, and that a plaintiff must be responsible for taking reasonable care when walking. However, the law also holds property owners responsible for making sure there are no clearly unsafe conditions on the property that could hurt someone. In order to win a premises liability lawsuit, you must prove that:
South Carolina law on premises liability is politically contentious and complex, changing according to where an accident took place and other circumstances. If you or someone you care about was injured in a slip and fall accident, you should speak to an experienced South Carolina slip and fall attorney from the Louthian Law Firm as soon as possible. We have helped injured South Carolinians get the money they need to heal and move on since 1959. We understand personal injury law, and we understand that our clients are often going through a tough time when they come to us. That’s why we always offer free, no-obligation case evaluations and never take a dime until after we’ve won your case. To speak with a legal professional about your case, call us today at Toll free: 888-829-1809 or Locally: 803-454-1200 or fill out our confidential consultation form.