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South Carolina law obligates property owners to warn visitors of hazards on the property and to maintain a safe environment for visitors. Sometimes a property owner’s failure to live up to this obligation—either by negligence or recklessness—leads to injury. In such cases, the injured visitor might be entitled to compensation from the property owner.
If you, your child, or another loved one sustained an injury on someone else’s property, call an experienced attorney to determine your eligibility to recover damages. South Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for claims arising out of injuries while on someone else’s property, so it can be important to act quickly. Call the skilled premises liability attorneys at the Hughey Law Firm in Greenville at (843) 881-8644 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we might be able to help.
The team at Hughey Law Firm has years of experience handling premises liability cases. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Recent examples of our success in premises liability cases include:
These examples do not guarantee results in any particular case, but the lawyers at the Hughey Law Firm aim to achieve the best possible outcome for every client.
There are lots of different ways you could get hurt on someone else’s property. Some of the more common incidents that lead to the property owner having liability to an injured visitor include:
Whether or not a person can recover damages for an injury sustained on another party’s property hinges on the visitor’s status while on the property. Like many states, South Carolina separates visitors into three categories: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
South Carolina law entitles those who are injured on someone else’s property to recover a wide range of damages related to their injury. Here are some of the most common damages that a court might award in a premises liability lawsuit:
Property owners and their insurance carriers will often do everything they can to avoid paying some or all of the damages to which you might be entitled. South Carolina courts apply a “modified comparative negligence” rule to premises liability cases. This means that the court reduces any awards by the percentage that it finds a claimant is responsible for his or her own injury. In the event that the court finds the injured party is more than 50 percent at fault, he or she is barred from collecting damages. This gives the defense motivation to shift the blame to the injured party by suggesting that the victim was distracted, the victim was in a prohibited area or the property, the hazard was brought to the visitor’s attention, and a variety of other scenarios. An experienced premises liability lawyer will anticipate these tactics and know how to fight against them.
If you have sustained an injury on another party’s property, it can be important to retain a skilled premises liability attorney to help you recover compensation and protect you from counterclaims and attacks by the defense. Call one of the experienced premises liability lawyers at Hughey Law Firm at (843) 881-8644 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential options.
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