Martindale-Hubbell
South Carolina Bar
American Association for Justice
South Carolina Association for Justice

Premises Liability

Accidents and Injuries on Unsafe Property

If you were injured by accident while in

  • A retail establishment such as
    • Grocery store
    • Gas station
    • Dime store
    • Mall
    • Convenience store
  • A restaurant or bar
  • Sporting venue
  • A parking lot, sidewalk, walkway or patio
  • A private home
  • A rental property
  • A school or daycare

You may be able to recover the costs of your medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and permanent physical disability, if the property owner or store operator is found legally responsible for your accidental injury.

Premises liability incidents and injuries include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents caused by poorly maintained premises such as
    • Defective pavement (potholes, cracks, swelling in pavement)
    • Broken or displaced parking barriers
    • Steps, stoops, landings and handrails that are not compliant with the building code or otherwise safe
    • Potentially dangerous changes in elevation that violate the building code
    • Lack of warning signs
    • Failure to timely inspect and monitor premises for spills and tripping hazards
    • Out of place, dangerously placed or defective mats or carpeting that is not secured, or is folded over creating a tripping hazardFailure to maintain the premises without slipping or tripping hazards
  • Dog bite and animal attacks due to Lack of leash
    • Lack of or defective pen or run leading to escaped animals
  • Lack of supervision by ownerExposure to toxic or hazardous substances or conditions

In order to prove negligence or recklessness in premises liability cases, plaintiffs must generally show that through their actions and omissions the owners or operators of the property created dangerous conditions or hazards that were a cause of the injury, knew of such conditions and did not remedy them or warn customers, visitors, tenants or other people they should have expected may be on the property, or should have known of such conditions and did not discover or remedy them or warn customers, visitors, tenants or other people they should have expected may be on the property.

If you’ve suffered an injury on someone else’s premises in the Pee Dee, South Carolina, area that you believe could have been avoided if the property owner or operator had exercised due care, Tuck Law Firm would like to hear from you. Call him at (843) 393-2201 or contact us online for a consultation.

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