Most people can go shopping without injury; it’s one of the most common routines of modern life. But accidents (often slip and fall accidents) do happen at grocery stores, chain retailers, malls and other stores.
South Carolina law on store accidents requires store owners to make sure there are no clearly dangerous conditions on their property. While the law does allow time to shovel snow, clean up spills and make other necessary repairs, store owners who let a dangerous situation go unchanged too long are legally responsible for any accidents that might result. You must also show that you took reasonable care to avoid being injured.
If you or someone you care about was hurt in a store accident, contact the Louthian Law Firm today at (803) 454-1200 for a free evaluation of your case. Or use our confidential online form.
Shopping Store Injuries & Accidents
Causes of store accidents include:
- Slippery floors
- Icy walkways
- Poorly stacked merchandise
- Bad behavior by employees or other patrons
- Insufficient lighting
- Unexpected holes in the floor
- Construction-related incidents
If you’ve been involved in a store accident, it’s important to make sure you don’t sign anything, take any money at the scene or say you think the accident was your fault. Store managers and owners may move quickly to try to avoid legal responsibility for an accident; you could sign away your right to an attorney without realizing it. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney significantly increases the amount of worker’s compensation you could receive. If your case ends up in court, you could receive money to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, missed work, emotional trauma, wrongful death and other costs related to your accident.
Contact the Experienced Store Accident Attorneys at the Louthian Law Firm
The Louthian Law Firm has represented injured South Carolinians since 1959. We understand that our clients are often going through a tough time in their lives; that’s why we offer free case evaluations with no further obligation on your part. And if we take your case, we guarantee that we will never take a penny in fees unless and until we win it for you. To speak with a South Carolina store accident attorney today, call the Louthian Law Firm at (803) 454-1200 or contact us online for a free consultation.