At the David W. Martin Law Group, our personal injury attorneys in Rock Hill know how important South Carolina tourism is to our economy. Hosting tens of millions of people each year, our hospitality industry has grown each year for over a decade.
While each resort, restaurant, bar, and retail outlet creatively expand the ways they entertain millions of guests each year, the safety of our residents and visitors is paramount to our continued tourism success.
Unfortunately, whether you are staying in a large-scale resort, hotel, condominium, bed and breakfast, or private rented residence when negligence plays a role in any vacation, people are going to get hurt.
If you have been injured in a South Carolina hotel, restaurant, bar or nightclub because of the property owner or operator’s negligence, you have the right to pursue the liable party for the financial recovery.
Our skilled slip and fall attorneys in York County will outline your legal rights and options for pursuing the negligent party for the financial compensation you will need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Tourism is the Cornerstone of Our South Carolina Economy
The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism reported a record $23.8 billion in revenue from tourism last year alone, including $1.8 billion in state and local taxes.
Tourism is credited with supporting one in ten jobs throughout the state, including some of our more popular vacation destinations like Bluffton, Charleston, Hilton Head, Mount Pleasant, and Myrtle Beach.
With millions of people visiting our state each year, the hospitality industry must ensure visitor safety is a priority. Unfortunately, understaffed hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers are struggling to keep up with potential hazards that can cause serious injuries.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Vacation Slip and Fall Accidents in South Carolina?
Premises liability cases are common in amusement parks, retail outlets, hotels, restaurants, and even inside your accommodations when the premises are neglected and remain unmaintained.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents in South Carolina include, but are not limited to:
- Wet areas around ice machines and lobbies
- Newly mopped floors without warning signs
- Bathrooms/changing areas in disrepair
- Swimming pool dangers
- Broken steps, elevators, and escalators
- Entryways that are obstructed or in disrepair
- Missing handrails and other safety features
- Poorly lit areas
- Pool/ocean/rainwater tracked in from guests without mats to absorb the water
- Injuries suffered during activities provided by the resort
These dangers can occur anywhere negligence is a factor, including:
- Charter boats
- Gift-shop, surf shops, or other retail store injuries
- Golf courses
- Hotel and resort properties
- Recreation leagues
- Recreational motor vehicle accidents
- Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs
- Swimming pool
If you were injured at a hotel, restaurant, or during another tourist activity in South Carolina, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Fort Mill at the David W. Martin Law Group by calling (803) 710-7404 to schedule a free consultation today.