Myrtle Beach Attorneys For Slip-And-Fall Injuries
Many businesses attempt to shift blame for slip-and-fall accidents on the person who was injured. They may quickly clean up the unsafe condition that caused the fall, and then say the injured person should have looked where he or she was going. Insurance companies often refuse to pay anything for medical expenses and other losses.
At Axelrod & Associates, P.A. in Myrtle Beach, our lawyers place responsibility where it belongs: on property owners (including business owners and private homeowners) who expose guests to unsafe conditions. Call 843-353-3449 for a free case evaluation. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.
Falls can cause very serious injuries from torn ligaments, to broken hips or bones, to brain damage in the person who strikes his or her head. Unfortunately, victims of slip and falls often have to fight for compensation, regardless of how seriously they were hurt. In South Carolina you have to show that your injury was caused by an unsafe condition the property owners knew about or should have known about.
The following are just a few examples of property owner negligence:
- Spills in grocery stores or restaurants
- Tripping hazards left in areas where people walk
- Uneven sidewalks
- Missing handrails on stairs
- Rotten wood on decks and porches
- Falling merchandise from shelves in stores
Unless you were trespassing, the property owner owes you a duty of care to correct unsafe conditions and to warn you of hazards. This area of law is known as premises liability. As soon as you contact our firm, our attorneys will take immediate steps to collect and preserve evidence of negligence.