You may not have to file a lawsuit to get paid after a slip and fall accident in South Carolina. You may be able to file a claim against a property owner and obtain compensation through a settlement. However, filing a lawsuit is sometimes necessary in this case, especially if your settlement offers are inadequate. A lawyer can help you file a claim and/or lawsuit. You shouldn’t have to handle any legal matters on top of recovering.
Even though you might be positive another person is at fault for your slip and fall, it can be difficult to prove liability with these accidents. In addition, the at-fault party may resist accepting responsibility and compensating you. Insurance companies likely won’t be any easier to deal with. It helps to have a legal advocate in times like this; they can protect your rights and fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
Filing a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit is no easy task. Strong legal representation can help ensure you have a strong case and secure a good outcome. However, you may not need to go to court as stated previously.
Handling your slip and fall case through an insurance claim will likely be easier, and you could get compensated quicker this way.
A consultation with a law firm can determine whether you need to file a lawsuit or build a claim against the responsible party. Your lawyer can guide you through the appropriate process until the negligent party covers your damages.
Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident Case
Injuries sustained from slips and falls should not be taken lightly. Those responsible for causing such injuries should fulfill their obligations. Always seek prompt medical attention after any accident, even when all seems well. This is because feeling well does not imply a lack of injuries. Damage tends to manifest with time.
If you are not responsible for the slip and fall that caused your injury, the negligent party that allowed it to happen should be held accountable for their wrongdoing and ordered to compensate you. If negligence is a factor in your accident, the owner of the premises where your slip and fall accident occurred can be held liable.
The owner’s negligence can be ascertained if, for example, the owner caused a spill that led to your fall or was aware of a dangerous condition on the premises and did nothing to correct it. A lawyer can identify and preserve evidence that proves a property owner’s negligence.
Reasons Behind Compensation
Safety is a crucial aspect that should be considered when premises are established. Regardless of whether it is a residential or commercial property, it is the responsibility of landowners to ensure the premises is safe.
If you suffer injuries in a slip and fall, you could qualify for compensation if you were a guest or legal visitor of the property owner. Compensation can be used to substitute lost wages, pain, suffering, medical expenses, and much more.
A lawyer can enlighten you about your legal rights and determine whether you have a premise liability claim or not.
How Legal Fees Work
When hiring a lawyer, you shouldn’t need to pay a retainer up front, especially when you may not be in the best financial position. With our firm, your lawyer will get paid after you’ve received compensation. A legal fee is usually a percentage of the compensation amount awarded.
You and your lawyer will reach an agreement regarding all payment matters before proceeding. This way, there are no misunderstandings later. While most firms agree to take injury cases on a contingency basis, this may not be the case with all of them. Clarify this in the form of a signed agreement.
We Want to Advocate for You
Our team has helped many victims by taking their cases to trial when necessary. We may try to settle your case first, but insurers are not always willing to compensate victims fairly. We don’t let our clients leave any money on the table, so if we must litigate your case to get a reasonable award, we do.
The claims and litigation processes can get complicated, so our team is here to help you navigate it smoothly.
Why Choose Us?
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is a renowned firm established by George Sink, Sr. The firm has attorneys with years of experience gained through handling thousands of cases, some involving slips and falls.1 We also specialize in nursing home abuse, auto accidents, and defective drugs.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has 40 years of experience, offering reliable service to over 50,000 injury victims since its establishment.1 Your lawyer from our firm will gladly take on your case; we want the best possible outcome for you.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Can Help You Take Action After a Slip and Fall
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one had a slip and fall accident in South Carolina or Georgia, contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers at (888) 612-7001. We offer a free consultation where you can obtain the legal advice needed to file a lawsuit or make a claim. Our lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve.