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Falling Debris

If you own a property, safety is a major concern. If someone is injured on your property, not only can this cause emotional suffering for both parties, it can also result in a costly premises liability lawsuit. 

Falling debris is an issue with the older property that can lead to serious injuries. Find out more about falling debris and what you can do to keep your property safe.

What is Considered Falling Debris?

Falling debris refers to any object that falls from a height onto a person striking them and causing them injury. This could be:

  • A piece of machinery or equipment
  • A can or bottle
  • Boxes or Containers 
  • Actual structural debris from ceiling material 

Because the object is falling from high up, the velocity it gains during the fall adds to the impact – making the injuries quite severe.

What Common Injuries are Caused by Falling Debris?

Falling debris can lead to several kinds of injuries, but the most common types are: 

  • TBI’s (traumatic brain injuries)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations

In some cases, falling debris can even be the cause of wrongful death. 

What Can I Do to Prevent a Falling Debris Premises Liability Incident?

The best thing a property owner can do to prevent a falling debris incident from happening is to make sure their property is safe. If there are objects that are located in high places, they should make sure they are properly secured. Also, if there is a risk of falling debris on the premises, putting up a sign to warn visitors of the danger can also prevent a lawsuit.

What Should I Do If I’m Involved in a Premises Liability Case?

If you need representation for a premises liability case in the South Carolina area, Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers can help. They have the knowhow to help you build a strong case and determine who is responsible for the accident. Call them first to see to it that justice is served.

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It's free to speak with us about your case, and if you hire us, we don't get paid unless we win.

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