Premises Liability Claims in the Low Country

Hilton Head Island & Bluffton Personal Injury Lawyers

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Premises liability refers to accidents and injuries that occur as the result of an unsafe condition at another person's property. A property owner cannot be held responsible for everything that happens on their premises, but dangerous conditions that are left unchecked often result in injury to guests. Premises liability is a complicated area of the law. A property owner's responsibility for your safety is largely determined by your status on the property. In some instances, there is no liability for your injuries whatsoever. In others, there is heightened liability. Consequently, if you have been injured by a dangerous condition on another's property, it is imperative that you speak with Bauer & Metro, P.C., to determine whether liability exists. Contact us for a free consultation.

Do You Have a Viable Premises Liability Claim?

Premises liability cases are based on the claim that a property owner knew, or should have known, about a dangerous condition that caused your injury. Despite the knowledge, the property owner took no measures to remedy the dangerous condition or, at very least, warn you about it. The most common example of this is the slip and fall which takes place when a guest, customer or pedestrian slips on a slippery substance and is injured. Again, the liability for such injuries largely depends on the victim's status on the property. In other words, a store owner's liability is likely different than a home owner's liability. Determining the correct measure of liability is the key to bringing your claim. This explains why it is so very important to consult an experienced attorney such as Robert S. Metro or Samuel C. Bauer.

Examples of Premises Liability Claims

In Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the "Low Country" Region of South Carolina, the most common premises liability claims involve hotels, resorts, retail stores, restaurants, and their guests. At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we frequently represent people who have been injured by a dangerous condition near a hotel pool, or slipped and fell in a slippery substance in a retail store. In some cases, "strict liability" applies and a property owner can be held liable even when he or she was unaware of the danger. When property owners fail to protect their visitors and injury results, victims may be able to file premises liability claims on such grounds as:

  • Potholes
  • Unmaintained sidewalks
  • Slippery surface around swimming pool
  • Falling objects
  • Broken smoke detectors
  • Uneven pavement
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Slippery Substance on floor
  • Disrepair of stairs
  • Structural Defects
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Criminal Acts of Third Parties
  • Bedbugs

Bauer & Metro Will Come to You

If you wish to schedule a free consultation, our offices are conveniently located at 38A New Orleans Road in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. However, if you are unable to come to our office, we will gladly come see you. Call us now at (843) 842-5297 to schedule an appointment!

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