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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Columbia, SC

Accidents happen, but sometimes the situation causing the accident was outside of your control and you’re left injured. This could be you or someone you care about in a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents refer to when an individual slips or trips and falls, harming himself on someone else’s property. A slip and fall accident typically falls under the broader ‘premises liability’ category. Premises refers to property, inferring the injury occurred on someone else’s property. When these types of accidents occur, you may need a slip and fall accident lawyer in Columbia, SC.

Determining Liability

The key determinant or issue in a slip and fall accident is liability. When pursuing a slip and fall accident case, you will need to prove that someone else, typically the property owner, is liable. Three ways you can prove liability are by proving that:

  • The property owner caused the dangerous condition in which the individual slipped and fell on.
  • The property owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and did nothing.
  • The property owner knew of the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” property owner would have known of it and fixed it.

Conditions Causing Slip and Fall Accidents

Many dangerous conditions can cause an individual to slip and fall indoors or outdoors, including, but not limited to:

Indoor Slip and Fall

  • Torn carpet
  • Changing in flooring
  • Narrow stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Wet floor
  • Broken or cracked sidewalk

Outdoor Slip and Fall

  • Broken or cracked sidewalk
  • Pothole in the ground
  • Rain, ice, snow or hidden hazard

Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation if you or a loved one has suffered injury from a slip and fall accident. The key determinate in a slip and fall accident is proving liability. A knowledgeable attorney can help you prove liability, recover the compensation you are due and answer any questions you may have. We are here to help you.