A slip and fall accident, also known as a premises liability case, can lead to very severe injuries, even disabling and life-altering injuries. In such instances, someone else may be responsible for causing you to injure yourself, in which case they should be held accountable in a premises liability claim. For a free consultation to find out if you have a claim, please call a Columbia slip and fall lawyer from Whetstone Perkins & Fulda. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys at our firm are here to support you throughout your case.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
When you enter certain types of properties to go shopping, to conduct business, or as an invited guest, you have a reasonable expectation that you won’t be harmed by hazardous conditions or states of disrepair. Unfortunately, careless property owners and people leasing properties can cause slip and fall accidents because of the following scenarios and others:
- Uneven sidewalks or walkways
- Dangerous or hazardous common areas
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Snowy/icy surfaces
- Damaged carpets
- Food or beverage spills
- Poor lighting
- Dangerous or defective displays of merchandise
- Falling objects or merchandise
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may or may not be able to hold someone else accountable. Our experienced lawyers can determine liability when you meet us for your free consultation for your slip and fall case.
What Are the Grounds for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
Property owners and managers, including people who are leasing a property, have some amount of responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. This also applies to all retail and commercial businesses. The exact requirements vary by state and by the type of property, and our attorneys know how property owner responsibility works in Columbia slip and fall claims. We can determine to what extent certain parties were responsible for the conditions that led to your slip and fall.
Get in Touch with a Columbia Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Pursuing an adequate insurance settlement or resolution to your claim on your own can become complex. These types of cases can be complicated and can be difficult to prove under the law. Because of our Columbia slip and fall lawyers’ decades of combined experience, we can investigate your case and show how the responsible party caused you to slip and injure yourself. We use advanced technology and have an in-house media department that enables us to illustrate key points in your slip and fall case to arbitrators, mediators, juries, and judges.