According to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a slip and fall accident. This statute also outlines the same amount of time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Understanding South Carolina’s statute of limitations for slip and fall claims and how it affects your ability to seek compensation is a critical part of your case. When our attorney represents you, we make sure you understand the relevant timeline and get started on the case right away to avoid non-compliance risks.
When to Reach Out for Legal Help in a Slip and Fall Case
If you were injured in a slip and fall incident, the clock on the statute of limitations starts running on the day the accident occurred. Alternatively, if someone you love suffered fatal fall injuries, the statutory clock starts running on the date of their demise.
In either instance, our firm wants to hear about your case as soon as possible. Contacting our personal injury team right away means we can ensure the filing deadline does not expire. It also means our team has time to:
- Investigate the scene where the fall occurred
- Identify witnesses to the incident
- Request accident or incident reports
- Assess the financial value of your case
Thoroughly investigating any accident takes time. When you alert our team to your intent to seek compensation right away, we have time to delve into the cause, effect, and costs of your slip and fall accident and injuries.
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Seeking Compensation in a South Carolina Slip and Fall Case
Fall-related injuries can include whiplash, bruising, broken bones and fractures, sprains, traumatic brain injuries, and concussions. These injuries may lead to many recoverable medical bills for which you can seek compensation.
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. When we represent you, our personal injury team works hard to reach a fair outcome for you. We will:
- Build a compelling evidence file
- Present it to the at-fault party
- Handle all case communications
- Assign a value to your injuries
While you, not us, will make the final decision on whether to accept a settlement offer, our lawyers work hard to guide you in the most favorable direction. We explain the details that contribute to the value of your case, the possible outcomes of a trial, and the advantages of an out-of-court settlement.
The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney From Our Firm
If someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, our slip and fall lawyer and our client support team are determined to achieve a positive outcome for you. The experience you can expect from our firm is kind, friendly, and compassionate—a combination of a small firm atmosphere and big firm experience. Our team:
- Treats you like we would a friend or family member
- Humanizes the personal injury experience
- Gives your case the time and attention it needs
We are committed to making South Carolina a safer place by ensuring at-fault parties pay for their negligence. We are also committed to making sure you are not overwhelmed with the details of your case by handling them for you.
Reviews From Previous Clients
Our team is proud of the reviews and testimonials we receive from the clients we represent. One reviewer on Google wrote, “There are not enough words to describe the great experience that I have had dealing with all of the kind people at Hammack Law. Whenever I called or texted, you would think I was their only client…You will not be sorry you went to see them…Thank you for everything!” – Jean Smith
Another Google reviewer said the following about our responsive support team:
- “My husband wanted an attorney that would be able to assist his needs when he had a painful slip and fall at his job. We had one of those television commercial attorney’s who turned out to be a nightmare from the underground. Then we stumbled across Paul’s firm, and said, “hey, why not”. They were able to assist him with his needs, getting him everything that he needed. I want to thank them for all of there time and knowledge.” – Nydajah Hayes
You can find additional reviews and recommendations on our website. We work hard to pursue financial compensation for every injured client we represent and earn their respect and appreciation.
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When you hire our team to handle your slip and fall accident claim, we will identify the appropriate statute of limitations in South Carolina. Then, we will work within the time available to construct a solid case and fight for your financial recovery.
Our team serves clients from several offices throughout South Carolina, including our main office in Greenville. Contact one of our Hammack Law Firm team members for a free consultation by calling (864) 326-3333 today.