Slip, trip and fall accidents are generally considered "premises liability" cases. Under this legal theory, landowners and tenants in South Carolina can be held legally responsible for injuries that occur on their property. Premises liability applies to businesses as well as private landowners, and may involve a wide range of injuries. These cases arise when a property owner or custodian is negligent in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the property in question.
Premise liability cases include: slip and falls at commercial establishments caused by liquids or foreign substances; trip and fall incidents caused by unsafe property conditions; construction site accidents as well as others.
If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injury. In many states, these damages include pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. Please contact our attorneys at DeMint Howe for a free consultation.