Premises Liability

Premises Liability Attorneys in Beaufort County

Holding Property Owners Accountable in South Carolina

Property owners, including hotels, condominiums, times shares, and others, are required to maintain their premises in reasonably safe condition for guests. Dangers and defects that are known, or should be known, must be corrected. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and injuries can happen. Many property owners have liability insurance that covers these injuries. 

If you've been injured by a dangerous property defect, contact Bauer & Metro, P.C. for a free consultation. We will meet with you personally, review your case, and answer your questions.

Call Bauer & Metro, P.C. today at (843) 920-2844 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our premises liability attorneys in Beaufort County.

Common Causes Of Injuries Relating to Premises Liability

Some of the most common property defects that cause injuries are:

  • Uneven sidewalks and pathways
  • Aging wood decks & porches
  • Slippery stairs
  • Slippery grocery isles and floors
  • Damaged pavement in parking lots
  • Unmarked trip hazards in parking lots
  • Wet floors

What Should I Do After Being Injured on Someone Else's Property?

Regardless of the cause of your injury, documentation is crucial. Any injury should be reported to the property owner, manager, or whoever is in charge. Failure to report the injury can harm your claim later. Take detailed photographs of the dangerous condition that caused your injury if possible. If you cannot take photographs, we can do it for you once you have retained our services. 

Many clients who come to Bauer & Metro, P.C. have already done their best to deal with insurance companies but found it to be a waste of time. Rude insurance representatives and absurdly low settlement offers make it difficult without a lawyer.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Premises Liability Claim?

When you suffer an injury on another individual's property, the responsible party may be held liable for a variety of damages. The damages you can potentially retrieve in a premises liability claim include:

  • Medical Expenses: If you incurred medical bills due to the injuries sustained on the premises, you may be eligible to recover these expenses. This includes hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and any other necessary medical treatments.
  • Lost Wages: If the injuries you sustained prevent you from working, you may be permitted to compensation for lost wages. This includes both current and future income that you may lose as a result of your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Physical pain and emotional distress because of the incident can also be considered in a premises liability claim. Compensation for pain and suffering is created to address the non-economic impact of the injuries on your life.
  • Property Damage: If your personal belongings had been damaged in the incident, such as clothing or electronic devices, you may be able to recover the cost of repairing or replacing these items.
  • Disability or Disfigurement: In cases where the injuries result in a long-term disability or disfigurement, you may be entitled to compensation for the ongoing effect on your life and well-being.
  • Punitive Damages: In some instances, the court may award punitive damages in order to punish the negligent party for their actions and prevent a similar manner in the future.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Premises Liability Claim in South Carolina?

It is essential to be aware of the statute of limitations when considering a premises liability claim in South Carolina. The statute of limitations helps set a time limit within which a legal action must be filed. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years from the date of the injury.

This means that if you've been injured because of unsafe conditions on someone else's property, you have three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. Failing to file within this time frame may lead to the court dismissing your case, and you may lose the opportunity to seek compensation for your injuries.

Contact Our Beaufort County Premises Liability Attorneys Today

At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we are committed to providing experienced legal representation for these cases. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let our Beaufort County premises liability lawyers guide you through the legal process, advocating for your legal rights and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Let Bauer & Metro, P.C. handle the insurance companies while you focus on getting back to normal. Call us at (843) 920-2844 to speak to our Beaufort County premises liability lawyers today.

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