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Slip-and-fall accidents may occur at public events

A woman at a conference in another state recently claimed she suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident while leaving the event. She thus decided to sue the owner of the complex where the accident occurred. Slip-and-fall accidents may happen in South Carolina and elsewhere if property owners are careless, in which case the owners of the properties may be held liable for any resulting injuries.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman claimed that she visited the venue to put up her booth in April of last year. However, police allegedly turned the woman away due to her wearing high-heel shoes. The woman claimed that after she bought tennis shoes nearby, she was allowed to enter the venue.

However, when the woman left the building, she allegedly noticed that the facility's outside doors had been propped open. This apparently made it possible for condensation to develop on the floor. The woman asserted that even though she followed the authorities' directions to exercise caution, she still ended up slipping and falling. As part of her lawsuit, the woman is seeking an unspecified amount in financial damages.

A slip-and-fall accident can unfortunately lead to serious injuries that are both expensive to treat and a source of emotional distress. When visitors to properties in South Carolina are hurt in slip-and-fall accidents stemming from the property owners' negligence, they have the right to seek to hold these owners accountable financially. Competent proof of negligence is required to establish liability before a civil court hearing the case before damage claims will be determined.

Source: setexasrecord.com, "Conference participant sues host venue over slip and fall", John Suayan, Nov. 19, 2017

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