Slip and fall accidents are incredibly common and the resulting injuries can range anywhere from minor scrapes and bruises to severe catastrophic injuries that forever change a person’s life. These types of accidents are often caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property and sustained injuries, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your options for seeking compensation.
Here are some of the most common factors involved in slip and fall accidents:
- Uneven or slippery surfaces: Approximately 55% of all slip and fall accidents are caused by uneven or slippery surfaces, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Property owners or managers must promptly address any spills or place signs to alert visitors of the hazard in order to help prevent these types of accidents from occurring. When a walking surface has a defect or hazard the property owner should have reasonably known about, it must be corrected, or they can face liability for any resulting injuries.
- Inadequate lighting: Poor lighting can easily cause a person to miss a step or trip, causing a serious fall. Property managers should ensure all dead light bulbs are replaced, so that walkways are properly lit.
- Weather conditions: Not all slippery surfaces are caused by spills. If it is raining or snowing, water and snow can create slippery surfaces indoors. The pavement outside of an entrance might freeze over and become dangerously slick. Property owners should maintain safe walkways for visitors.
- Cluttered surfaces: Walkways should never be cluttered with loose cords, debris, wires, or other potential tripping hazards. It might not seem like a big deal, but they can lead to severe injuries and, ultimately, a major lawsuit.
Some of the most common injuries people sustain due to slip and fall accidents include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, dislocated shoulders, nerve damage, muscle strains, and knee damage. You do not have to suffer these injuries in silence or bear the financial burden of someone else’s negligence. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in South Carolina is three years, starting on the date of the injury, so it is crucial to file a claim and seek legal representation as soon as possible.
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