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If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, you probably have many questions. Below are the answers to many questions faced by accident victims in South Carolina. If you do not see the answer to your question, just call our office or email Shelly directly - [email protected].
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I slipped and fell in a store and I have evidence that another customer notified an employee of a spill prior to my fall. Is this relevant to my slip and fall case?
Yes. It strengthens your slip and fall case if you have proof that the store was aware of the dangerous condition prior to your fall. This means that the store was being negligent in that they failed to clean up or fix the condition, thus endangering customers in the store.
Who is responsible for my slip and fall accident?
Depending on the details of your accident, more than one person could be held responsible for your injuries. The owner, tenant, management, or a combination of parties may be held liable for the slip and fall. An attorney can help you to determine who will be held responsible and take the necessary actions to build your case against them.
What compensation can I receive for my slip and fall accident?
Since slip and fall cases are considered to be personal injury-type cases, the compensation can cover many of the same things that other accident cases do. For example, you can recover money for any costs related to the slip and fall, such as medical bills, medical prescriptions, and any other medical-related treatment. You can also regain your wages that you may have lost due to missing work because of your injury. Moreover, it is also possible for you to receive compensation for the pain and suffering that you endured as a result of the accident.
What does the "attractive display" doctrine mean?
The attractive display doctrine mean that as a customer of a store, you may become distracted by a display in the store, which could cause you to overlook a spill or dangerous condition on the floor. The store owners purposely put up these types of displays to attract your attention, which is why they are held responsible for making sure that the floor is safe for you to walk on while you are looking at the display. While most of the time you may be held responsible for making sure that you avoid dangerous areas, in this case, the store owner is held liable because they created the "attractive display" that prevented you from safely passing through the store.