We’ve probably all done it – laughed at someone who takes a spill and lands awkwardly. Trips and falls have long been a staple of slapstick comedy, these days often captured on home videos featured in television shows. But falls really are nothing to laugh at, and neither are the slip-and-fall lawsuits brought to seek compensation for a victim’s medical expenses and pain.
South Carolina law on premises liability is complex. If you or someone you care about was injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, you should speak to an experienced Columbia slip and fall lawyer from the Louthian Law Firm as soon as possible. We have 80 years of experience helping injured South Carolinians.
Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million emergency room visits annually, according to 2011 statistics from the National Safety Council.
Every day in the U.S., approximately 8,000 children are treated in the emergency room for injuries received in a fall. Older adults are particularly prone to fall-related injuries: According to the CDC, 2.4 million older adults were treated in emergency departments in 2012 for non-fatal falls, and more than 722,000 of them had to be hospitalized. Slip-and-fall accidents are also the third most common cause of worker’s compensation claims.
If you or someone you care about suffered a personal injury in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another person or entity, contact the Louthian Law Firm at 803-454-1200. We promise hands-on help and achieve exceptional results.
Slips, trips and falls can happen just about anywhere. These are just a few of the scenarios we have seen in our law practice:
Injuries sustained in a Columbia slip-and-fall accident can range from minor to severe – even fatal – depending on the circumstances of the fall and the age of the victim.
Just because you trip or fall on someone else’s property, that doesn’t automatically entitle you to compensation. While the law holds property owners responsible for ensuring there are no clearly unsafe conditions that could injure someone, it also acknowledges that they need a reasonable amount of time to correct a hazard of which they become aware.
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 Columbia slip-and-fall lawyer about your case, call us today or fill out our confidential consultation form.