• Premises Liability

FILING A PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIM IN SC

Help From an Abbeville, SC Personal Injury Attorney

Property owners in South Carolina owe an obligation of duty to those who lawfully visit their premises. Specifically, they are responsible for any injuries that result from the failure to prevent, guard, or warn against a hazardous condition. At Hite & Stone, Attorneys At Law, our Abbeville, SC premises liability attorneys have been faithfully serving accident victims in this community since 1982.

WHO IS PROTECTED & WHO IS LIABLE?

Premises liability laws are designed to protect any lawful visitor against injury. As such, any injury that occurs to a trespasser is not likely to result in compensation. Of course, the landowner needn’t always invite someone onto their property in order for them to have a legal right to be there. Likewise, the landowner isn’t always the one liable for the maintenance of a safe environment. In some circumstances, it is the responsibility of the non-owner tenant. The complexities of your individual situation can be assessed by our attorneys.

Premises liability injuries can result from:

  • Slippery surfaces
  • Torn carpeting
  • Broken tiles, stairs, or handrails
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Falling debris

In order for any of these hazards to be actionable, it must be demonstrated that the property owner knew of the condition but took no steps to correct it or warn visitors of the risk. In addition to injuries that result from accidents, business owners are also required to take reasonable steps to safeguard their visitors against crime.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CLAIM?

If you were injured during an accident or assault on someone else’s property, it is important that you talk to an Abbeville, SC personal injury lawyer about your legal options. For more than three decades, Hite & Stone has been helping the residents of Abbeville gain financial recovery after an accident. We would love to meet you for a free consultation.

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