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Slip-and-fall accidents are avoidable

In today's world, the only real certainty about accidents is that they are going to happen. Although some are unexpected and unavoidable, many accidents can be prevented by taking a few simple and basic precautions. By doing things like improving lighting, fixing property that has fallen under disrepair and removing potential hazards from floors, property owners can prevent slip-and-fall accidents. In the state of South Carolina, property and business owners are legally obligated to keep their properties and businesses safe and free of hazards for those who lawfully visit.

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she allegedly tripped and fell at a medical facility. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff had visited the hospital to get a CT scan of her lungs. The woman claims that as she was walking out of the facility, she tripped and fell over a brick that rose roughly an inch and a half out of the walkway.

Allegedly, she suffered injuries to her arm and a fractured shoulder due to the fall. The lawsuit claims that she had to have reverse shoulder replacement surgery and accrued medical expenses of almost $90,000. The plaintiff seeks to hold the hospital responsible and claims the defendant failed to properly inspect the premises and also failed to correct and warn of the known hazard.

In South Carolina, property owners can be held liable when unsafe conditions result in injuries to visitors. When slip-and-fall accidents occur due to hazardous conditions on a property, victims can take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses and other monetary losses.

Source: wvrecord.com, "Ky. woman blames Cabell Huntington Hospital for injuries", Philip Gonzales, March 27, 2018

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