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Slip & Fall

MYRTLE BEACH Slip and Fall ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Slip & Fall Accidents

If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident due to the property owner’s or another negligent party’s actions, contact The Yates Firm today to learn about your legal options. We could represent you in your case and help you seek compensation for your medical treatment and other expenses incurred.

A slip and fall can happen on any type of property. Whether you’re at a friend’s house, public park, restaurant, or shopping mall, you could slip on a hazard and suffer serious injuries when you fall to the ground. Some injuries are minor and require no more than resting at home. However, other injuries are severe and even life-threatening. If you need emergency medical care and ongoing treatment to heal, you could end up with expensive medical bills that you should not have to pay.

You deserve compensation for the losses you suffered in the fall if the property owner’s actions contributed to the incident. The Yates Firm has the experience and resources necessary to hold the owner liable and recover the monetary award you need to compensate you for your medical expenses and other incurred costs. Do not hesitate to contact us online, or call us at 843.692.3237 for a free consultation with one of our Myrtle Beach lawyers.

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CAUSES OF SLIP &
FALL ACCIDENTS

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

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Broken Steps

A broken step can throw a person off-balance as they slip on the uneven area or even fall through a broken staircase. As someone tumbles down the stairs, they can suffer broken bones, lacerations, or a concussion if they fall back onto their head.

It’s irresponsible for a property owner not to fix the broken step immediately after discovering it. If a maintenance worker or another employee knows about the damage but doesn’t notify the owner, that person could be at fault for a guest’s fall. However, the owner could still be held liable because they should know about the dangerous, or construction conditions on their property. If you’ve suffered an injury due to conditions such as these, do not hesitate to contact The Yates Firm today to get the experience and help you need.

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Slippery Floors

Floors can be slippery from a recent mopping, spilled drink, construction scene, or leaking pipe. It’s up to the owner to address the issue themselves or ask an employee to clean up the mess for them. Slipping on a wet floor and falling can lead to various injuries, including sprained ankles or wrists, dislocated shoulders, head injuries, spinal issues, and pulled muscles.

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Loose Rugs or Mats

Mats and rugs on any property should have a slip-resistant material underneath. If someone walks on a loose rug and slides along the floor, they could fall and get hurt. Mats and rugs can also become dangerous if a corner isn’t flat on the floor, causing a trip hazard.

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Cracked Sidewalk

Property owner responsibilities extend to the exterior of the property. The owner should maintain the sidewalk regularly to prevent injuries. A crack in the sidewalk can cause someone to roll their ankle or catch their foot on the jagged edge and fall forward leading to a serious, or brain injury.

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Walkway Debris and Obstructions

Debris, such as pebbles, trash, and loose items can obstruct any walkway, path, or hallway. If a guest doesn’t know there’s an obstruction in their way, they could slip or trip on it causing an injury. Removing walking hazards should be easy for the owner. It doesn’t require significant repairs or the replacement of a structure. The owner or their employee simply needs to pick it up and move it out of the way. If you’ve been a victim of such a situation, make sure you contact the experienced attorneys at The Yates Firm right away for a free consultation about your financial recovery.

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Uneven Flooring Transitions

The transition from one type of flooring to the next should be smooth and unobstructed. For example, the transition from a hardwood floor to carpeting shouldn’t contain spaces or uneven areas that can cause someone to trip or lose their footing. Unusual flooring transitions are dangerous because they’re often hidden. They’re hard to see if they’re not clearly marked, or if you’re not looking for them.

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Inadequate Lighting

Lights are necessary to see where you’re walking, especially at night. Parking lots should remain well-lit at all times. Stairwells, unsecured areas, and potentially hazardous locations should also contain adequate lighting. If a bulb blows out in a stairwell, you likely won’t notice how steep the steps are or that the railing next to you is loose. These are all issues for the property owner to address and maintain.

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Torn Carpeting

Carpets should remain firmly in place and not contain holes, tears, or loose areas that can lead to a trip hazard, causing injury. Torn carpeting is dangerous and can cause visitors to fall if their foot gets stuck. All of these are issues of premises liability for property owners to address. If you or a loved one has been a victim of such negligence, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys of The Yates Firm right away. We can help you realize the justice you deserve.

A broken step can throw a person off-balance as they slip on the uneven area. As someone tumbles down the stairs, they can suffer broken bones, lacerations, or a concussion if they fall back onto their head.

It’s irresponsible for a property owner not to fix the broken step immediately after discovering it. If a maintenance worker or another employee knows about the damage but doesn’t notify the owner, that person could be at fault for a guest’s fall. However, the owner could still be held liable because they should know about the dangerous conditions on their property.

Floors can be slippery from a recent mopping, spilled drink, or leaking pipe. It’s up to the owner to address the issue themselves or ask an employee to clean up the mess for them. Slipping on a wet floor and falling can lead to various injuries, including sprained ankles or wrists, dislocated shoulders, and pulled muscles.

Mats and rugs on any property should have a slip-resistant material underneath. If someone walks on a loose rug and slides along the floor, they could fall and get hurt. Mats and rugs can also become dangerous if a corner isn’t flat on the floor, causing a trip hazard.

Property owner responsibilities extend to the exterior of the property. The owner should maintain the sidewalk regularly to prevent injuries. A crack in the sidewalk can cause someone to roll their ankle or catch their foot on the jagged edge and fall forward.

Debris, such as pebbles, trash, and loose items can obstruct any walkway, path, or hallway. If a guest doesn’t know there’s an obstruction in their way, they could slip or trip on it. Removing walking hazards should be easy for the owner. It doesn’t require significant repairs or the replacement of a structure. The owner or their employee simply needs to pick it up and move it out of the way.

The transition from one type of flooring to the next should be smooth and unobstructed. For example, the transition from a hardwood floor to carpeting shouldn’t contain spaces or uneven areas that can cause someone to trip or lose their footing. Unusual flooring transitions are dangerous because they’re often hidden. They’re hard to see if you’re not looking for them.

Lights are necessary to see where you’re walking, especially at night. Parking lots should remain well-lit at all times. Stairwells, unsecured areas, and potentially hazardous locations should also contain adequate lighting. If a bulb blows out in a stairwell, you likely won’t notice how steep the steps are or that the railing next to you is loose.

Carpets should remain firmly in place and not contain holes, tears, or loose areas that can lead to a slip and fall. Torn carpeting is dangerous and can cause visitors to fall if their foot gets stuck.

COMPENSATION FOR
SLIP AND FALL VICTIMS

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$180,000

Total Recovered

for a client who slipped at a Myrtle Beach Resort

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$150,000

Total Recovered

for a client who was hit after returning her shopping cart in the Food Lion parking lot

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$100,000

Total Recovered

for a client who fell through apartment steps after being told the steps were safe

You can also pursue compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and scarring or disfigurement.

$180,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who slipped at a Myrtle Beach Resort​

$150,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who was hit after returning her shopping cart in the Food Lion parking lot​

$100,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who fell through apartment steps after being told the steps were safe​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN SLIP and Fall CLAIMS...

At The Yates Firm, our Myrtle Beach slip and fall lawyers take cases like yours seriously. We know how much a slip and fall can disrupt your life and routine. You might not be able to return to work or take care of your family while healing your injury. The expenses you incur can also cause financial strain and potentially lead to debt if you can’t afford to pay your bills.

We believe in fighting for justice on behalf of accident victims. You deserve the chance to hold the negligent property owner accountable and receive the compensation necessary to cover your losses. Our legal team will guide you through the complicated claim or lawsuit process and provide the support you need during this difficult time in your life.

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MYRTLE BEACH PERSONAL INJURY, CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT IN A

Slip and Fall IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

REPORT THE ACCIDENT TO MANAGEMENT 
Find a supervisor, manager, or owner and report the incident. Ask to complete a written report of what happened, so there’s physical documentation of the accident.

02

TAKE PICTURES AT THE SCENE
Take a photo of any damage, defects, or dangerous conditions on the property. You will need to prove your injury resulted from the property owner’s negligence, and a picture can become useful evidence.

03

SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT
Drive yourself to your doctor’s office or call an ambulance to transport you to the hospital. You need a physician to examine you thoroughly to determine the extent of the injuries you suffered. If they recommend ongoing treatment, listen to their orders.

04

HIRE A LAWYER
Call The Yates Firm after the slip and fall to represent you in your case. We can file a claim and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company denies your claim or refuses to settle for a fair amount, we can proceed with a lawsuit.

05

KEEP COPIES OF YOUR RECORDS
Keep a copy of every document you receive, such as physical therapy notes, diagnostic reports, hospital bills, and prescription orders. Medical evidence is vital in proving when the incident occurred and the cost of treating the injury.

06

CONTACT US

If a property owner’s negligent actions led to your injuries, you should call The Yates Firm at 843.692.3237 immediately. We can start working on your case and determine the appropriate strategy to secure the compensation you deserve.

Speak to one of our dedicated Myrtle Beach slip and fall lawyers during a free consultation, and let us help you get on the road to recovery.

 

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