South Carolina property owners are held liable for any injuries sustained on their premises as a result of their negligence. If you were hurt in this context, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced Columbia slip and fall lawyer today to discuss your premises liability claim.
What Constitutes a Valid Premises Liability Claim in South Carolina?
The state of South Carolina holds property owners responsible for keeping their properties safe and hazard-free. Unfortunately, in some instances, property owners don’t always take the precautions needed to avoid serious accidents, and when people are hurt as a result, they may be able to pursue legal action and recover compensation for their injuries.
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?
Injuries on another’s property can be a result of a number of different reasons. Some of the most typical causes of property-related accidents our firm has seen include the following:
- Dangerous stairway conditions
- Inadequate security
- Slippery surfaces
- Uneven pavement or flooring
- Insufficient lighting
- Debris or other potential safety hazards left lying about
Can I Recover Compensation After a Slip and Fall?
After you have met the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you can expect to receive financial compensation for your injuries. There are two different types of damages you can recover in South Carolina. They include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the cost of damaged property, lost wages, and medical treatments associated with an accident. Non-economic damages are provided for things like disfigurement, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
If you were injured on another’s property as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details 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, look no further than Mann Blake & Jackson Law. To discover more about our services and how we can assist you, contact our firm today.