When property owners carelessly and negligently maintain their premises or fail to warn visitors of possible dangers, it can result in accidents which are commonly known as “slip and falls” or “trip and falls.” In most cases, victims suffer severe injuries in these falls and are eligible to recover compensation for these injuries in a premises liability lawsuit.
The following are the common types of slip and fall accidents that our Mt. Pleasant personal injury attorneys at Lawton Law Firm have experienced in the past:
- Wet and slippery floors – Spills or tracked in rainfall or snow needs to be cleaned up immediately. Once floors are mopped, warning signs should be positioned near the wet floors.
- Damaged floors and stairs – Property owners should never neglect loose floor tiles or floorboards, broken or loose stair treads or handrails, and torn mats or carpet. They can shift under an individual’s weight and cause him or her to fall.
- Damaged sidewalks – Walkways which are uneven due to cracks in paving stones or gaps between sidewalk segments are considered tripping and falling risks.
- Inadequate lighting – Insufficient lighting makes it challenging to see stairway steps or obstacles in the pathway. Furthermore, moving from a lighted space into a darkened one could result in temporary vision loss, which can lead to a fall.
- Cluttered floors – Whether it is equipment or trash, any debris that is left out can be a tripping hazard.
If you suffered an injury in a premises liability accident due to the negligence of a property owner or manager in SC, contact our Mt. Pleasant personal injury lawyer at Lawton Law Firm today.