A slip or fall can lead to serious injuries, including brain or spinal cord injuries, broken bones, shoulder dislocations, knee problems, or other medical concerns. Many of these injuries may require long-term care or rehabilitation and result in large medical bills.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it’s important to determine if neglect on the part of the property owner led to the unsafe conditions that caused your injury. In some cases, a property manager or parent corporation of a business may be at fault.
The personal injury attorneys at David Blackwell Law have the resources needed to help you recover fair compensation for your slip and fall injuries, including payment for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our premises liability and personal injury lawyers are able to negotiate with insurance companies for an equitable settlement. If needed, we can also file a lawsuit for slip and fall accidents.
- Take pictures of the accident scene as soon as possible. Pictures may be important to show the conditions that caused your injury, especially if the property owner repairs the dangerous condition that caused your fall.
- Ask any witnesses for contact information. Witnesses may be able to provide valuable information for your slip and fall injury case.
- If you are in a store when you slip and fall, ask to speak to the manager. If the manager completes an accident report, ask them to make a copy for your records. Also, listen closely to hear if the manager apologizes for the accident or admits fault for the unsafe conditions.
- If you are in pain, immediately seek emergency medical care. You should also seek emergency care if you hit your head during the slip or fall. If pain develops later, contact your regular physician.
Even if you did not take these steps immediately after a fall, don’t assume it’s too late to pursue an injury claim or to take these actions.
Legal Help for Your Slip and Fall Accident
The first step in filing a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident is to meet with an experienced lawyer who can review your specific situation. The attorneys at David Blackwell Law offer professional and compassionate services for any type of slip and fall accident. Let our office explore your options for fair compensation under South Carolina law. Call 803-285-0225 to schedule your appointment.