When you have sustained an injury on someone else’s property, whether commercial or residential, contact our Greenville slip and fall attorney at Auger & Auger, preferably before leaving the premise. We will send our team out to document your accident, take statements and make sure you have the proper medical exam to determine the extent of your injuries.
Of course, we can’t see into the future to prevent these accidents from happening, but we should be able to trust that owners are maintaining their properties in a safe manner. The property owner or manager needs to meet a standard of reasonable care at all times.
In other words, their premises must be free of hazards such as improper lighting, collapsed decks, uneven flooring, holes in the ground, and more. When a person is legally on the property of another, there is an expectation that they will walk away from the premises in the same condition as when they arrived.
The standard of care is based upon four classifications of persons: children, licensees, invitees, and adult trespassers. In premises liability cases, an invitee is granted the highest standard of care and a trespasser the lowest.
You cannot assume that just because you are conscious and not bleeding that you haven’t suffered any harm. People get embarrassed when they slip and fall, trip over a hole, or otherwise lose their balance. They often look around and hope no one saw them land on the ground. They stand up and brush themselves off, and go on about their day — the next morning the pain sets in and they realize they forgot to make an accident report.
Fortunately, Auger & Auger can still help if you contact our Greenville premises liability attorney right away. South Carolina’s statute of limitations does allow you three years from the date of your injury to file a claim. That said, the longer a victim waits to seek medical attention, the more difficult it can be to link their injury to a specific incident.
Don’t let the embarrassment of an injury prevent you from taking the appropriate steps:
Take photos of the scene on your phone
Ask the manager to file a report
Obtain witness names if possible
Seek medical attention
Call a Greenville premises liability attorney who is passionate about victims’ rights. The law firm of Auger & Auger works tirelessly on behalf of our clients across a broad range of personal injury law. If you have been injured on someone’s property you have absolutely no reason to be embarrassed. Property owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of anyone who steps onto their grounds or into their buildings. You have done nothing wrong.
Call our office today and begin the process of claiming compensation for medical payments, lost wages and more. Our Greenville slip and fall attorney is dedicated to advocating for accident victims and will speak with you at no cost to you or your family. Additionally, our zero-fee guarantee means that you do not pay for our services unless we win your case.
Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!