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Why is it tough to get a settlement for a slip or trip and fall in South Carolina?

Because the law can work against you, and the insurance company definitely will.

What the Law Says

First, there’s the law. You’ve got to prove it’s someone else’s fault you fell. It’s just not as simple as showing you fell on something that wasn’t supposed to be there. The law requires you to prove wrongdoing by the business or property owner caused your fall.

But the law’s on your side in two important ways: you don’t always have to prove anyone had “notice” of the danger, and you can still have a case sometimes if the danger was obvious.

Often, you’ve got to prove the fall wasn’t your fault, or it wasn’t more your fault. In many cases, you’ve got to deal with the “comparative negligence” defense, which can reduce or even prevent a settlement. It usually grows out of the primary defense you might hear while you’re still laid out on the floor: Why didn’t you look where you were going?  

What the Insurance Company Will Do

And then comes the insurance company, whose claims representative will do all she can to convince you the deck’s just too stacked against you.

Don’t believe it. There’s hope. If you’re seriously hurt, your case justifies the intervention of a skilled accident injury lawyer for this and other important reasons.

You need a guide to shine a light through the darkness and pilot you safely to shore. For the right case, justice can be achieved, but you’ll need help. Don’t miss your one and only chance at getting your medical bills paid and obtaining compensation for all of your harm. 

How We Can Help

To get your questions answered, call me toll-free at 888-230-1841 or fill out a Get Help Now form.

To get an idea of how we will treat you, read these real-life stories by clients telling what it’s like to work with us.

 

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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a criminal defense attorney.

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