To ensure that your case is on the right path to getting fair compensation you really need to stay on it and hire a lawyer right away to start your case. The South Carolina statute of limitations says that you have three years from the date of your slip and fall to bring your claim or to have it settled in civil court.
If you miss your statute of limitations, you are not going to be allowed to collect a compensation award because this is a legal deadline. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need to act as quickly as possible. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you, the better off you will be in pursuit of compensation.
Having three years to bring your claim doesn’t mean that you should delay talking to a lawyer. These cases cannot be built in a day; they take time to make strong. If you come to a lawyer the week before your statute of limitations runs out, they may not be able to help you. After some time, your witnesses may forget key details and your evidence may disappear.
If you want to receive compensation for your damages and injuries, you should know how these compensation laws work. You will be getting compensated for three main factors:
You can often get property damage compensation in a personal injury case, since a slip and fall is bound to result in a shattered smart phone. If something like that has happened to you, you can be compensated for it.
Another thing that impacts your compensation is the role you played in causing your slip and fall accident. When someone is hurt in a slip and fall and it involved negligence, it is typically because there was a tripping or slipping hazard that was not addressed. In those circumstances, the property owner is the liable party.
If you were distracted when you get injured, you may be partially responsible for your slip and fall. South Carolina law states that if you are more than 50% at fault for the accident, you cannot be compensated; however, if you are only partially at fault, you will simply have a reduced compensation award.
When someone slips and falls, it can vary in severity. Some people are fine to walk away with minimal injuries and sometimes there are fatalities from catastrophic accidents.
The most common types of slip and fall injuries that we see clients suffer include:
The first thing that needs to happen is you have to get yourself in front of a medical care professional as soon as you can. Your injuries need to get treated right away to make sure that you are on the road to recovery. This is the most important step.
You do not want to delay seeking medical treatment after you have gotten injured. The liable party’s insurance company may be suspicious of that and try to reduce what they owe you. You should tell your doctor about everything that hurts so they know the full extent of your injuries. They will be able to make a report of all of your injuries so that we can take that as evidence to the liable party’s insurance company to show them what they owe you.
If you or someone you love have been injured in a slip and fall, please get in touch with our North Augusta slip and fall lawyers right away to set up your free initial consultation. We work tirelessly to get our clients the results that they deserve. We are here to help you get the results that you deserve for your injuries and damages.