Property owners must take care in ensuring that their property is safe for those who enter it. If it is not and someone gets hurt as a result, he or she can be held responsible. Read on and reach out to our skilled Columbia slip and fall lawyer to learn more about premises liability claims in South Carolina.
What Constitutes a Valid Premises Liability Claim in South Carolina?
Recognize that the state of South Carolina holds property owners liable for maintaining their properties safe and hazard-free. It is unfortunate that in some cases, property owners do not take reasonable measures to ensure that their premises are kept safe, leading to people getting injured as a result. When this happens, an individual may be able to seek financial compensation to ease some of the burdens they are faced with as a result of their accident.
In order to have a successful personal injury claim, you will have to demonstrate you were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. When it comes to a premises liability claim, you must show the following:
The property owner either knew or should have known that a safety hazard on their premises existed.
The property owner neglected to take the necessary actions to remedy the issue timely.
You were injured and incurred significant damages as a result of the property owner’s negligence.
Additionally, our firm will be able to help you navigate through the claims process by helping you obtain as much evidence as possible including pictures of the dangerous property condition, surveillance footage of your accident, witness testimony, medical documentation, and more.
What Are the Common Ways Property Accidents Can Happen?
There are several different ways that an indiviudal can be injured on another’s property. Some of the most common causes of property-related accidents our firm has seen include the following:
- Hazardous stairway conditions
- Insufficient security
- Slick surfaces
- Rough pavement or flooring
- Poor lighting
- Debris or other potential safety hazards left lying about
Can I Recover Compensation After a Slip and Fall?
Once you have met the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you can anticipate receiving monetary damages for your injuries. There are two different kinds of damages you can recover in South Carolina. They are economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the cost of damaged property, lost wages, and medical treatments related to an accident. Non-economic damages are supplied for things like disfigurement, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
If you were hurt on another’s property because of negligence, you may be qualified to receive compensation. Give our firm a call today to examine the facts of your case and your options.
Contact Our Experienced South Carolina Firm
If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, elder abuse, or whistleblower protection contact our Mann Blake & Jackson Law today.