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Slip-and-fall accidents can result in injuries

Business and property owners in South Carolina and across the country have a legal obligation to keep properties and businesses free of hazards and safe for all visitors. Sometimes, tools from routine maintenance may be left lying around or liquids may be left on the floor from cleaning. These are examples of hazards that can be very dangerous and have the potential to cause slip-and-fall accidents.

A man in another state filed a lawsuit after he allegedly slipped and fell in a medical facility. According to the lawsuit, the man was visiting a relative in the facility. Allegedly, he encountered a liquid substance on the floor, which caused him to slip and fall. The man claims he suffered injuries due to the fall.

The lawsuit says the man suffered mental anguish and lost wages, as well as physical pain and suffering due to the alleged incident. The plaintiff accuses the hospital of negligence by creating an unsafe environment, failing to maintain the flooring area and failing to warn or remove the hazard. The plaintiff seeks damages up to $1 million in the lawsuit.

Although the vast majority of businesses and establishments in South Carolina are safe for visitors, even a very minor thing such as liquid left on the floor can have the potential to cause serious injury. Slip-and-fall accidents can be prevented by taking a few very simple, basic precautions such as removing potential hazards. When hazards left on the floor cause injuries to visitors, a lawsuit can be filed in civil court. If successful, a claim could result in vital compensation to help victims with lost wages and accrued medical expenses.

Source:, "Continued again: $1M slip & fall suit against Baptist Hospitals", David Yates, March 5, 2018

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