Our premises liability client was a long-term guest at the Sea Winds complex in North Myrtle Beach during the winter and spring of 2017. One day after arriving, our client exited the elevator located on the third floor of the complex and slipped on water that was present in the outdoor walkway. The danger of the wet walkway was further exacerbated by dirt and debris left by a construction crew who performed repairs on the walkway, walls, and celling earlier in the day. Dirt and debris combined with the water turned the walkway into a slick, slippery hazard putting each guest at risk.
Immediately after our client fell, she was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach and was diagnosed with a closed fracture of her radius (forearm). She later underwent surgery to repair her fracture. Despite extensive physical therapy, our client continued to experience pain and weakness in her wrist. Our client was left with high medical bills and an additional cost projection to remove hardware in her arm in the future.
In settling our client’s case, the personal injury team at The Derrick Law Firm provided evidence of the clear liability of the Sea Winds complex management team as well as the construction crew. The facility failed to keep their walkways in safe, usable conditions for their guests. Furthermore, they had notice of the dirt and debris left in the walkway and did nothing to warn their guests and our client of the hazard.
Because of the negligence of this complex, our client suffered serious injuries. After evaluating her medical bills, past and future, our client settled this case for $225,000.
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