Joe Cunningham knows the consequences a severe slip-and-fall accident can have for your life. If you were hurt because you slipped or tripped on someone else’s property due to no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to face those consequences alone. Joe is here to stand beside you and demand the recovery you are owed.
A former U.S. Congressman for South Carolina’s 1st District, Joe uses a distinguished “people-first” approach to the law and his clients. He will always prioritize your interests, keep you informed about your case progress, provide straightforward advice, and stand up to insurers who refuse to play fair.
When you come to Joe for help, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. Plus, you pay nothing unless he recovers money for your case, so you have nothing to lose. Contact Joe Cunningham Law today for your free, no-obligation consultation session with a Charleston slip-and-fall lawyer.
What Are Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents?
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen almost anywhere and often result in severe injuries. While these largely preventable incidents can occur for a multitude of reasons, there are several common contributing factors, including the following:
- Wet or Greasy Floors – Spilled liquids that are not cleaned up promptly can make hard floors extremely slick and increase the risk of people’s feet sliding out from under them.
- Uneven Walking Surfaces – Broken steps, cracked pavement, loose mats, warped floorboards, and changes in flooring height or materials often cause visitors to trip and fall.
- Inadequate Lighting – Poor lighting can make it difficult for people to see hazards in their paths, such as stairs, uneven flooring, or obstacles, and contribute to slip-and-fall accidents.
- Inclement Weather – Rain, snow, and ice can get tracked indoors and make floors slippery in poor weather. Property owners are expected to take reasonable steps to mitigate these hazards.
- Cluttered Walkways or Workspaces – Items left in aisles or walkways sometimes force visitors to take unexpected detours, increasing their chances of slipping or tripping in the process.
- Lack of Handrails – Staircases, ramps, and porches without appropriate handlebars to grip lack important balancing aids for visitors, particularly elderly people prone to falls.
- Poor Maintenance – This can include things like not replacing burned-out light bulbs, allowing damaged flooring to go unrepaired, or failing to clear snow or ice in a timely manner.