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Two instances where a slip-and-fall lawsuit is weak is when it’s proven that the person had, or should have had, knowledge of the imminent danger. You see the slippery floor sign, yet you walked across the slippery floor anyway. In this case, the danger was “open and obvious,” which doesn’t look good for a complainant.

Supposedly the slippery floor sign was nowhere to be seen. An expert Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer can use that as evidence, but that alone won’t be enough. Did the owner of the establishment know about the floor being slippery after mopping or polishing it, but didn’t bother to check whether or not the sign was on? This is a case of “constructive knowledge.”

The case is stronger for the complainant if the slip-and-fall happened at a public place, but it can be a complex issue at times. Case in point: a woman in Oregon was awarded over $700,000 in damages after breaking her wrist and back due to a sidewalk fault.