People suffer severe injuries in slip and fall or trip and fall cases. And the law favors businesses and insurance companies with some tough defenses. If you're seriously hurt, you owe it to yourself to find out if an experienced attorney can help you overcome these legal challenges for compensation you need to pay your medical bills.
In this video, South Carolina personal injury attorney Rob Usry describes how a single fact can gut a key defense, which can open the door to a settlement for you. But that's only one defense- you still have at least one more major one to conquer, as Rob reveals.
Hey folks, we're talking about how a single fact in some accidental fall cases demolishes a key defense. The defense is called lack of actual or constructive notice. I call it how are we supposed to know. It means you've got to prove the business knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused your fall. that can be hard especially if you don't have any legal experience. Luckily South Carolina law has virtually eliminated that defense in some cases, if they involve the right fact. If your case involves employees creating the condition by putting something on the floor you don't have to prove anyone knew or should have known about it. The classic example is a defective floor mat that you trip over. But it doesn't mean your case is a slam dunk. You’ve still got to deal with the most important, most dangerous defense which I call why you didn’t look where you are going. It usually comes in under another common defense called comparative negligence. That’s where the insurance company blames you for your fall hoping to reduce or even dash your hopes for a settlement.
If you've been seriously injured you can't risk falling prey to the insurance company's defenses in their all-out attack against you. If you've got questions about your case feel free to fill out our get help now form right at the top of this page to get some answers from an experienced injury lawyer. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.