Sidewalk Accidents

Darlington County, South Carolina Sidewalk Accident Lawyer

Sidewalks are among the most common sites for slip or trip and fall injuries. Unfortunately, many of the state’s sidewalks are inadequately maintained and pose certain serious safety hazards to all who use them. If you were hurt in a sidewalk accident because of unsafe sidewalk conditions, you may wonder whether you qualify for compensation. Read on and contact a knowledgeable South Carolina sidewalk accident lawyer from our firm to learn more about how we can help.

Sidewalk Accident Lawyer | Here for Injured Pedestrians

Over the years, we’ve fought for countless individuals who’ve been harmed as a result of unsafe property conditions, and we’re prepared to fight for you and your well-being as well. If you need a competent Darlington County, South Carolina slip and fall lawyer you can depend on, you’ve come to the right place.

Causes of Sidewalk Accidents

Sidewalk accidents occur for many different reasons, though the most common cause is dangerous sidewalk conditions. Some of the dangerous sidewalk conditions that most frequently appear are as follows:

  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Potholes or cracks
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Debris left uncleared away

Who Is Liable for Sidewalk Accident Injuries in SC?

You may automatically assume that the state or municipality owns all sidewalks in the area, and that the state is responsible for your injuries. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, it may actually be a private sidewalk owner who failed to maintain their sidewalk, in which case the private sidewalk owner will likely be the liable party. Ultimately, it’s best you speak with a competent injury lawyer after a sidewalk accident, as your attorney can assess the circumstances and file your claim on time (the amount of time you have to sue will depend on who is responsible).

What Steps Should I Take if I’m Hurt on a Sidewalk?

If you’re hurt on a sidewalk, you should do what you can to document the incident, especially if you believe the accident wasn’t your fault. If possible, try to take the following steps:

  1. Call emergency services and ensure you receive immediate medical attention, either at a hospital or in a doctor’s office.
  2. Take pictures of the dangerous sidewalk conditions.
  3. Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  4. Keep all paperwork associated with your injury.
  5. Speak with an attorney who can work to help you satisfy the burden of proof in a premises liability case.

Contact a Sidewalk Accident Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that sidewalk accident victims here in Darlington County and throughout the Pee Dee region can depend on the James Law Office, LLC to fight for the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.

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