To you, it might be as plain as day that a property owner or manager’s conduct led to you being injured. However, the laws of the state of South Carolina require more proof than just sustaining injuries on someone else’s property. If you have been injured on another person’s property and you need to know what your rights and responsibilities are, please read on, then contact an experienced Chesterfield County premises liability lawyer to learn what makes a premises liability claim valid in South Carolina.
How do you know if you have a valid premises liability claim in South Carolina?
Simply put, premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility for an injury on someone else’s property. Under premises liability laws, you have a right to seek payment from the owner if you suffer an injury in the owner’s house, business or land. All you must do to bring a successful premises liability claim in South Carolina is to present evidence that it is more likely than not that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and you suffered physical or economic injuries as a result of this breach.
How do you prove a premises liability claim in South Carolina?
As stated above, proving liability in a negligence case involves the following four steps:
- Proving the existence of a duty, i.e. harm must be “reasonably foreseeable” as a result of the defendant’s conduct; a relationship of “proximity” must exist between plaintiff and defendant, etc.
- Proving a breach of that duty, i.e. the breach of duty occurred either by negligence or intentionally
- Proving the breach of duty caused an injury, i.e. directly linking your injuries with the defendant’s conduct
- Proving damages naturally flowing from the injury
How can a Chesterfield County personal injury attorney help you?
Reaching out to a skilled Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and responsibilities can make all the difference in the success or failure of your claim. A seasoned legal professional will provide guidance and help you acquire the evidence needed to prove your premises liability claim in court. These types of cases have a tendency to languish in the state’s civil courts. Our firm will help assure that yours is not one of them. Let us fight for you and your future. Give us a call today.
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