Tens of thousands of people visit emergency rooms each year in Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach alone. Accidents happen. Some are unavoidable, but some are due to negligence on the part of a property owner. When an unsafe environment is the cause of an injury, it is important to call a premises liability attorney who can help file a claim on your behalf.
Premises liability is the legal liability of a property owner, which can be individuals and businesses. In South Carolina, the owner has a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for visitors and guests or notify them of any risks or hazardous conditions on the property. If the owner fails to do so and you are injured, you may have a premises liability claim.
Common incidents that fall under premises liability:
- Dog Bites or Other Animal Attacks
- Accidental Drowning
- Slip and Fall
- Unsafe Products or Medicines
- Toxic Chemical Exposure
- Mold Exposure
- Lead Poisoning
Common places such injuries can occur:
- Private Residences
- Retail Stores
- Parking Lots
- Amusement Parks
Have you been injured while on another person’s property?
If you have been injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation and damages for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Lost or Diminished Wages (Missed Work)
- Permanent Disability
- Property Damage
- Repair Bills
In the unfortunate event of the death of a loved one while on another person’s property, a personal injury lawyer can advise you on filing a wrongful death claim.
Contact a Premises Liability Attorney
If you have suffered an injury as the result of negligence of property owners, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you understand and protect your rights. They have the knowledge and experience to conduct a thorough investigation and establish that the property owner knew of the dangerous or hazardous conditions and either refused or failed to act to fix them.
It’s important to remember that South Carolina law requires that you file premises liability claims within a strict time frame, known as the statute of limitations. There are specific time limits that apply to different types of claims. An accomplished personal injury attorney will advise you on filing your premises liability claim within the proper time.
Harris and Graves is an experienced personal injury law firm in South Carolina with offices in Greenville, Columbia, Spartanburg, and Florence. Our law firm has been serving South Carolina since 1977 and handles cases including auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and workers compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 877-958-8038 or complete our inquiry contact form.