Darlington County Slip & Fall Lawyer

Many people, upon hearing the word “accident,” automatically envision a car accident. Though most serious accidents do involve cars here in South Carolina, it’s far from uncommon for people to sustain serious injuries as a result of dangerous property conditions. If you were hurt because of a property hazard and you believe you’re entitled to compensation, our Darlington County slip and fall lawyer is here to help. Contact the James Law Office, LLC today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.

Slip and Fall Lawyer | Helping Accident Victims in the Pee Dee Region

Property owners have a duty to all those lawfully on their property. This duty is to ensure their premises are safe. Unfortunately, property owners frequently don’t keep up with maintenance and other necessities, and their premises become unsafe as a result. If you were injured as a result of unsafe property conditions, our Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyer is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Slip and Fall Injury Cases We Handle

The James Law Office, LLC is a proud advocate for those who’ve been harmed on other people’s property in various circumstances, including the following:

  • Retail Store Accidents: When someone is injured in a retail store due to dangerous property conditions, they may be entitled to compensation, and our firm is here to help you get that compensation.
  • Stairway Accidents: One of the most common places for a slip or trip and fall accident to occur is stairways. Sometimes, property owners aren’t responsible for injuries sustained on their stairways, but often, they are. If you were hurt because of hazardous stairway conditions, speak with us today.
  • Apartment Accidents: It’s not uncommon for landlords to neglect their duties to their tenants in keeping their apartments and the apartment complex free from safety hazards. Those hurt in apartment accidents can turn to a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer from the James Law Office for help in pursuit of their rightful compensation.
  • Parking Lot Accidents: Parking lots are frequently bustling with activity, and whether you were hurt by a careless motorist or unsafe parking lot conditions, you can rely on our legal team to fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Sidewalk Accidents: Sidewalks are often neglected, and as a result will wear down, develop potholes, or become uneven. Though you may not think a slip and fall on a sidewalk will qualify you for compensation, you may be surprised. We can assess your case and determine whether you have a viable premises liability claim.
  • Supermarket Accidents: Supermarkets are seldom thought of as “dangerous,” but the truth is, supermarkets are among the most common places where we see serious accidents occur. If you were hurt in a supermarket accident due to a property hazard, such as a spill left uncleared away, there’s a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation, and our legal team is here to help you get that compensation.

The Pillars of a Premises Liability Claim

To win a premises liability claim, you and your slip and fall lawyer will need to prove several things. They are as follows:

  • There was a property hazard present.
  • The property owner either knew or should have known of the property hazard.
  • The property owner failed to remedy the hazard in a timely fashion.
  • You were injured as a direct result of coming into contact with the property hazard.
  • You incurred significant damages as a result of your injury.

Your attorney will have to use a wide range of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof in your injury claim. Just some of the most useful types of evidence are as follows:

  • Surveillance footage of the accident
  • Pictures of the property hazard that caused your accident
  • Medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries
  • A police accident report
  • Witness testimony
  • If you were injured in a supermarket or retail store, a store incident report

Financial Compensation

Aside from getting justice, the primary purpose of a personal injury claim is to help accident victims deal with the economic and non-economic damages they’ve endured as a result of their injury. Financial compensation can cover a broad scope of damages, including the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional anguish
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • The cost of household tasks they can no longer perform, such as yardwork

Statute of Limitations

The amount of time you’ll have to file a premises liability claim here in South Carolina will depend largely on where you were injured. For example, though in most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, this isn’t the case if you were injured on property owned by the state or a municipality. If you were injured on government-owned property, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within two years of the date of your accident. That said, your best option is to simply speak with a competent personal injury lawyer as soon after your accident as you possibly can.

Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer

The bottom line is that if you were hurt and the accident wasn’t your fault, we have your back. No one should have to fight the uphill battle for compensation on their own, and fortunately, you don’t have to. Contact the James Law Office, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned, compassionate, and highly-skilled legal team.

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