At the David W. Martin Law Group, our personal injury attorneys in Rock Hill have handled many cases involving clients who were in slip and fall incidents, and each of their cases was unique because there is no single way people get hurt when negligence is a factor on an in private, public, or even government-run premises.
Our slip and fall injury lawyers in Fort Mill are often asked if some premises are more dangerous than others. And the answer is, yes. Sort of. The most common places where hazardous conditions can lead to severe injuries are typically those with the highest traffic and that have the components that cause slip and falls to be prevalent in their industry.
Here are a few of the most common places we see slip and fall accidents take place in South Carolina.
Grocery Stores Have All the Factors Common to Slip and Fall Injuries in Rock Hill
People often suffer injuries at grocery stores because they have every possible danger for slip and fall accidents to occur, literally sitting on their shelves. All it takes is for someone to drop a container full of liquid, a piece of produce or fruit, or even an ill-placed product for someone who is looking up to hit, slip, and fall.
Other dangers in grocery stores include recently mopped floors without warning signs or ripped or torn floor mats to send an unknowing person off their feet.
Restaurants Contain Hazards from the Parking Lot to the Dining Areas and Beyond
Like grocery stores, restaurants have many inherent risks associated with their locations, including spilled food or liquids, slippery floors, loose floor mats, uneven or broken stairs, and even poorly lit walkways that can cause slips, trips, and falls without warning.
Shopping Malls and Retail Businesses are Too Large to Ensure Customer Safety
Shopping malls and retail outlets often cover hundreds of thousands of square feet, which makes them nearly impossible to monitor during business hours. This means spills, leaks, or other debris can turn the sidewalks, entryways, corridors, and interior space into hazardous conditions.
Unsafe Structures and Conditions in South Carolina Workplaces
Workplace injuries can occur anytime, anywhere in South Carolina when negligence is a factor.
Typically, more common in warehouses, factories, and construction sites, dangerous conditions can lead to slips and falls, falls from heights, and/or being struck by or against an object.
If you have been hurt at work, we can help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to, so you can get back on your feet.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident anywhere in South Carolina, contact our personal injury lawyers in Rock Hill at the David W. Martin Law Group today by calling (803) 548-2468 to review your case during a free consultation.