Myrtle Beach Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
If you suffered injuries after slipping or falling in Myrtle Beach, the property owner or another party responsible for the property may be legally accountable for your related expenses. A Myrtle Beach slip and fall injury lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm is here to help.
We help injured victims in the Pee Dee region seek and recover compensation for their medical bills, missed paychecks, and more. We offer a consultation to help you better understand your options for taking legal action based on the facts of your case. These case reviews are free.
Recovering Compensation for Your Myrtle Beach Slip and Fall Injuries
We may be able to recover damages for you in your Myrtle Beach slip and fall case. Generally, we begin this process by filing a claim with the liable party’s insurer. If the insurer does not compensate you appropriately based on your expenses and losses, we will sue the property owner on your behalf.
The damages you could recover include:
- Current and future care for your injuries
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity while you recover
- Property damages
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Actions Based on a Myrtle Beach Fall Injury
While most falls are relatively minor, some falls can cause significant injuries. Occasionally, they are deadly. This is especially true when the fall occurs at an elevated height or involves stairs, a balcony, or deck collapse.
If you lost a family member in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., fall injury, please accept our condolences. We know this is a challenging time for you and your family. If you are interested in taking legal action, we can determine if you might have a viable wrongful death action. Our team can help you better understand these cases, who can file them, and the recoverable damages you may be entitled to.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Myrtle Beach, call 803-222-2222
How Our Law Firm Can Help You After a Slip and Fall Injury Accident
Anastopoulo Law Firm can build a case based on your slip and fall injury, showing:
- What happened
- What hazard caused your fall
- Who is liable
- The injuries, expenses, and losses you suffered
- The value of your claim
We investigate fall cases, gathering evidence that could include:
- Accident reports
- Eyewitness accounts
- Pictures or video
- A survey of the scene
- Relevant medical records
- Bills, receipts, and other proof of expenses
When one of our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers represents a client, we work based on contingency. This means we do not ask for a retainer or other fees before we manage your claim. Instead, we receive a percentage of your compensation after securing a settlement or recovering an award at trial. We will explain more about how this works during your free initial consultation.
We’ll Meet You at Our Office or Your Home to Discuss Your Slip and Fall Injury
During the past 25 years, our team has secured millions of dollars in damages for clients who suffered various kinds of injuries in personal injury accidents. We provide individualized legal representation to victims in North and South Carolina, handling their cases while they work on restoring their health and feeling better.
We have home and hospital visits available as well as consultations in our Myrtle Beach office:
2411 N. Oak Street, Ste. 407
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Our free case reviews allow potential clients to learn more about:
- Their legal rights
- Options for recovering compensation
- Specific details of their case
- The potentially liable parties
- How we will approach their case
- How our contingency payments work
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Proving Liability in South Carolina Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall injury incidents are also called premises liability accidents. This is because the party tasked with managing the safety of the premises – or property – where the fall occurred is generally legally liable.
We will need to prove who is responsible for the property, which could include:
- The property owner
- A lessee
- Another type of property occupier
Then, we will need to identify the hazard that caused your fall. Examples include:
- Items in the walkway
- Uneven floors
- Spills or leaks
- Tracked water
- Rolled carpet or broken tile
- Uneven stairs
- Poor lighting
Establishing How Long a Danger Existed on the Property is Critical to a Slip and Fall Case
Once we know what caused the fall, we must show that the liable party knew or should have known about the hazard. This is often the most difficult part of proving a fall or slip injury case in South Carolina. Our team from Anastopoulo Law Firm knows what it takes to build a strong case. We gather evidence to show the liable party is accountable.
Only after we have this evidence can we file your insurance claim or sue the liable party. This allows us to present evidence to support your case and ask the property owner to compensate you for your damages. We handle cases throughout the greater Pee Dee region.
This includes falls that occur in:
- Parking lots
- Private homes
- Other businesses
- Public parks
- Sports stadiums
You will learn more about how we can help you with your case during your free personal injury evaluation with our team.
You Have Three Years to Hold a South Carolina Property Owner Liable in a Slip and Fall Incident
In most cases, S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 provides fall victims or their families up to three years to sue the liable parties in a premises liability case, no matter if it is a personal injury or wrongful death action. However, exceptions exist. You may have less time in some cases.
We Recommend Starting on Your Case As Soon As Possible
Additionally, we need to find and preserve the evidence in your case as soon as possible. This is because some of it could disappear quickly. For example, surveillance video of your slip or fall may only last for a few weeks unless we notify the camera owner—which could be the liable party—and preserve it as evidence.
The sooner we can get to work on your case, the better. This gives us plenty of time to investigate, develop a solid argument, and negotiate with the insurer. This may allow us to avoid a lawsuit and settle out of court for a fair and just amount.
Nevertheless, suppose the responsible party does not offer a satisfactory settlement for you to get your life back on track. In that case, your personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach will represent you in court. The court might issue a summary judgment in your favor after hearing all the evidence. Another thing you should know is that our law firm also has a solid reputation for fighting aggressively for our injured clients’ rights or their family members during settlement negotiations and trials. In other words, you can be sure we will put all our resources to work, so you get the compensation you deserve.
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Talk to Us About Your Myrtle Beach Slip and Fall Injury Today
You can speak with a team member from Anastopoulo Law Firm about your Myrtle Beach slip and fall case today. We will review your legal options with you and offer advice and support about how we might approach your case. We are here for you.
Call (800) 777-7777 now to get started.