Slip And Fall

Slip & Fall Attorneys in Beaufort County

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Property owners, including hotels, condominiums, times shares, and others, are required to maintain their premises in reasonably safe condition for guests. Dangers and defects that are known, or should be known, must be corrected. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and injuries may occur, including slip and fall injuries. Many property owners have liability insurance which covers these injuries. 

If you've been injured by a dangerous property defect, call Bauer & Metro, P.C. for a free consultation. We will meet with you personally, review your case, and answer your questions. 

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Common Causes of Slip & Fall accidents

Some of the most common property defects that cause injuries are:

  • Wet floors
  • Aging wood decks & porches
  • Slippery stairs
  • Slippery grocery isles and floors
  • Damaged pavement in parking lots
  • Unmarked trip hazards in parking lots
  • Uneven sidewalks and pathways

What Are Common Injuries Associated With Slips and Falls?

Many injuries, including severe ones, can arise from slip and fall incidents. Fractures of the wrist, arm, ankle, or hip are among the most frequent injuries resulting from these types of accidents. Elderly persons may be especially vulnerable to these injuries because their bones are more brittle.

Soft tissue injuries are also common, encompassing sprains, strains, and bruises that can cause pain and limit mobility. These injuries may not be immediately noticeable but can lead to long-term discomfort if not treated promptly.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are another serious outcome of slip and fall accidents, ranging from minor concussions to severe brain damage. Similar to this, spinal cord injuries can happen and result in either permanent or temporary paralysis.

Other common injuries include cuts and abrasions, joint injuries, and injuries to the neck or back. More severe falls can result in a herniated disc, which can cause significant pain and require surgical intervention.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for Slip and Falls?

Depending on the details of the incident, multiple persons may be held accountable in a slip-and-fall accident. If there were dangerous conditions on the property where the accident happened, the occupier or owner is typically held accountable. This covers public entities, companies, landlords, and governmental organizations. They have an obligation to keep things safe, and they risk punishment if they neglect to make repairs or issue warnings about known risks.

If the accident occurred at a rented property, the tenant might be held responsible if they were aware of the dangerous condition and did nothing about it. However, the landlord could still bear some responsibility depending on the terms of the lease and local laws.

In some cases, third-party contractors or maintenance companies could be held liable if their negligence contributed to the accident. For example, a cleaning company that left a floor wet without warning signs might be held responsible for a resulting slip and fall accident.

Lastly, in certain situations, the victim could be partially responsible if their negligence contributed to the accident.

Talk to a Slip & Fall Attorney Serving Beaufort County

Regardless of the cause of your injury, documentation is crucial. Any injury should be reported to the property owner, manager or whoever is in charge. Failure to report the injury can harm your claim later. If possible, take detailed photographs of the dangerous condition that caused your injury. 

​Many clients who come to Bauer & Metro, P.C. have already done their best to deal with insurance companies, but found it to be a waste of time. Rude insurance representatives and absurdly low settlement offers make it difficult without a lawyer. 

Let our Beaufort County slip and fall lawyers handle the insurance companies while you focus on getting back to normal. Call (843) 920-2844 or contact us online to begin.

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