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Don’t Believe These Slip-And-Fall Myths

Slip and fall accidents occur for a variety of reasons. A floor is too wet. A sidewalk is too icy. No matter the cause of the fall, many of these incidents result in personal injury lawsuits. With so many stories of lawsuits being filed, it can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. Here are some myths about these personal injury lawsuits that you may have fallen prey to.

There is No Case

Most slip and falls are accidents, leading people to believe that there is no lawsuit. Don’t let this myth deter you from at least consulting with an attorney. If your slip and fall was the result of negligence on behalf of a property owner or store manager, you may be able to seek compensation for any injuries you incur.

There Was a Sign

Sure, there may have been a warning sign telling you there was a wet floor. In many instances, this negates your ability to file suit. In other cases, however, the mere presence of a sign is not enough. For example, say you slip in a puddle on the floor of a store. Even if an employee put a wet floor sign out, someone was still negligent in cleaning up the mess.

Compensation Only for Injuries

You may be compensated for physical injuries, but you may also be compensated for a variety of other things caused by your accident. Loss of work, loss of a social life and loss of the ability to enjoy everyday pleasures, just to name a few.

You Can Sue When You Want

Technically, this may be true, but there is a statute of limitations that you need to be aware of. In most states, the clock starts the moment you are injured. You typically have two or more years to file your case, but other circumstances may come into play. It’s always a good idea to discuss your injury with a local attorney as soon as possible.

If you have suffered a slip and fall injury in Charleston, reach out to our team as soon as you can. We will advise you of your options after listening to the details of your accident at no cost to you. Call now while you still have time to seek compensation for your injuries.

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At Christmas Injury Lawyers, our South Carolina injury lawyers provide representation after collisions, work accidents, construction accidents, accidents on property, and many other types of personal injuries. We believe firmly in the rights of injured victims and we have dedicated our careers to fighting for those whose lives have been derailed by accidents.

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