Apartment Accidents in South Carolina | What You Should Know

Most of us feel safe in our own homes, as we should. That being said, even in the sanctuary of your home, you still face the risk of injury or wrongful death through no fault of your own. South Carolina apartment buildings can host any number of liabilities to even the most alert residents. If you have sustained injuries and need assistance determining who to hold responsible according to the Palmetto State’s laws, please read on, then contact an experienced Chesterfield County premises liability lawyer to learn what you should know about apartment accidents in South Carolina.

Who is responsible for apartment accidents in South Carolina?

Regardless of whether the accident occurred at a commercial (e.g. office building, restaurant) or residential location (e.g. apartment, beach house), you may hold the owner, renter and any company who performed construction or maintenance on the property liable for your injuries. You may hold whoever created or ignored the unsafe condition responsible.

Who can you hold liable for apartment accidents in South Carolina?

In order to determine who else you might hold liable for your injuries, you will have to assess where the accident occurred and how you received your injuries. Common injuries include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TMJ and/or dental injuries
  • Scarring and deformities
  • Tears and ruptures

Should the location and injuries warrant it, you can hold the following parties responsible:

  • Landlords
  • Building owners
  • Security company
  • Landscaping company
  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Parking lot maintenance company
  • Trash removal company
  • Groundskeeping company
  • Construction company
  • Criminals
  • Tenants

In order to determine who you can hold accountable and for what, you should reach out to a skilled Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer to discuss your next steps.

What can a Chesterfield County personal injury attorney do for you?

A Chesterfield County personal injury attorney will know South Carolina’s premises liability laws and how they pertain to your case. He or she will be better aware of which county and court you should file in, which counties will likely offer better jury awards and how likely it is your case will go to trial. Nothing is a given, but having a qualified legal professional representing you can help protect you from the more mundane problems that will crop up. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.


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