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Slip & Fall Attorney - Hilton Head Lawyer
For Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

"Slip and fall" or "trip and fall" is the generic term for an injury which occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else's property. It includes falls as a result of water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or hard to see hole in the ground.

Property owners are accountable for any injuries sustained on their property as a result of a hazardous or dangerous condition which the owner was aware of.  Regardless of the hazard being obvious (such as a broken sidewalk) or obscure (such as a hole in a yard that was covered with grass) the property owner is responsible for damages.  Typically, the owner must have had knowledge of or should have known about the circumstances prior to the accident. 

Slip & Fall Injuries May Involve:

  • Walkways
  • Ramps
  • Stairs
  • Playing Surfaces
  • Grates/Roller
  • Skating Rinks
  • Escalators
  • Sports Fields & Surfaces
  • Dance Floors
  • Showers
  • Bathtubs
  • Ladders
  • Footwear
  • Scaffolds
  • Mats and Carpets

What should I do immediately following a slip and fall accident?

  • Inspect the area where you fell.
  • What caused you to fall?
  • Write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone in the vicinity where the incident occurred; both those who saw you fall, and others who were there after the incident.
  • If the incident occurred in a store or place of business, speak with the manager or supervisor on duty and get a copy of the incident report.
  • If anyone (especially an employee, supervisor or manager) makes a comment suggesting that this has occurred before, or that they were aware of the condition before your fall, make a mental note.
  • Photos of the scene
  • Proof of the sustained injuries
  • Reports of any prior incidents at the same location

How a slip and fall is valued?
The value of a slip and fall depends on the facts, the location, the total amount of insurance coverage, the wealth of the defendant, the severity of the injury, the strength of the case, and the assets and insurance of anyone else in any way at least partially responsible and the expertise of the lawyer you retain. Additionally, one must consider subjective elements as well such as: the sympathy of the jury, the appearance of the injured, juror perceptions, makeup of the jury, etc.

Damages are intended to right a wrong and compensate for the injury suffered.  Due to this, there is no set procedure in placing a value on an injury.  In slip and fall cases, damages may include:

“General damages.”  Such as future wages if you can’t work for a period of time or anymore at all; loss of promotion to a higher job that you might have gotten if you hadn’t been injured; inability to do everyday things; loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

“Special damages.”  Such as medical and hospital bills, heating pads, first aid items, child care, transportation to doctor appointments, medicines, prescription drugs, physical therapy, ambulance costs and wage loss.  Punitive damages may also be included if there was a serious problem that should have been corrected. 

Consider hiring an experienced Hilton Head Lawyer.
A slip and fall lawyer from Kiker Law Firm will provide a competent assessment of your case, will deal with the land owner or his/her insurance carrier, locate experts to help in the evaluation and presentation of your case.  An attorney may have greater access to information about policy limits through previous contacts with an adjustor, and will know which types of damages are available to you.

If you are on someone else's property and are injured as a result of a dangerous condition on the property, the landowner may be liable for your injuries and you should seek the advice of one of our attorneys.  If you are a property owner and someone injures himself on your land, you may find yourself legally responsible for his or her injuries and you should seek the advice of one of our attorneys.

When considering filing a premises liability claim action should be taken in a timely manner; you need to safeguard and preserve critical evidence on the case and there may be statues of limitations limiting the time you have to file a claim.  If you believe a property owner’s negligence has contributed to an injury you received, then contacting Kiker Law Firm should be a priority.
We, at Kiker Law Firm have witnessed the pain slip and fall cases can bring and are profoundly dedicated to assisting the victims affected by these injuries.  Making the decision of who should represent you is one of the most significant decisions that you may ever make and the Kiker Law Firm have experienced attorneys and will help you through the claim process.  If you or a loved one has been injured on another’s property, or if a family member has died as a result of an injury occurring on another’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Dedicated to the Client
Slip and fall matters are highly technical and specialized fields.  The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in pursuing these cases.  We understand what you're up against and also know that many damages do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. Our staff can aggressively pursue full compensation for all your injuries – including present and future.  A slip and fall lawyer can fully explain your state’s laws.  It’s important to speak with a premises liability lawyer near you who can inform you of your rights.

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7300. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.



Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938