Slip and Fall Accident Manning, SC
Slip and Fall Accidents
How Slip and Fall Accidents Happen
Often, slip and falls happen because of outside factors. Unsafe conditions beyond your control can interfere with your daily activities and lead to injury. If a property owner failed to mitigate the hazardous conditions, your lawyer might be able to prove negligence, and you may have the right to file a legal claim.
Puddled water, walkway obstacles, unsecured carpeting, uneven floors, and low lighting are common negligent conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents.
Slip and Fall Injury Laws in South Carolina
In South Carolina, the rule of “comparative negligence” applies in slip and fall lawsuits. Under this law, the victim can share in the responsibility for the injury. The defendant’s lawyer will likely bring up your responsibility as a way to reduce your settlement.
The application of comparative negligence could lower the amount of compensation that you receive. If the court finds you 10% responsible for your fall, you will only receive 90% of the awarded settlement. Our law firm’s dedicated personal injury attorneys ensure that you do not receive blame for conditions out of your control.
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing slip and fall lawsuits is three years from the date of the incident. Find legal representation as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines.
Receive Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident
Recovering from a slip and fall injury can be painful, physically, emotionally, and financially. You might have high medical expenses, lost wages to recoup, and pain and suffering. Filing a timely lawsuit can help ease that burden on you and your family and provide you with the compensation you deserve sooner.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you were in a slip and fall accident that resulted in serious injury, contact our experienced and dedicated attorneys at Kent Law Firm today. Call us at (803) 433-5368 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.