If you recently slipped and fell or were otherwise injured on someone else’s property because of unsafe property conditions, you should speak with a Chesterfield County premises liability lawyer at the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today. Our firm handles premises liability claims on behalf of clients throughout the Peedee Region, and we are prepared to help you as well. Contact us to learn more about premises liability in South Carolina and what we can do for you.
Chesterfield County Premises Liability Lawyer | Helping the Wrongfully Injured
Property owners in South Carolina are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe, and when they fail to live up to this legal responsibility and someone is hurt as a result, that person may have a valid premises liability claim. If you’ve been injured because of unsafe property conditions in any of the following accidents, you can depend on a Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer to help you.
- Sidewalk Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Supermarket Accidents
- Inadequate Security Accidents
- Apartment Accidents
- Restaurant Accidents
- Stairwell Accidents
- Defective Elevator/Escalator Accidents
- Department Store Accidents
Proving a Premises Liability Claim
If you are looking to sue a property owner for your injury, you will have to prove several things in your premises liability claim, including the following:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care.
- The property owner breached that duty of care.
- The breach of care resulted in your accident.
- Your accident resulted in you sustaining damages.
Simply put, in your premises liability claim, you will have to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about unsafe property conditions and failed to fix them, which caused your accident and for you to sustain an injury.
There are several types of evidence that are most useful when looking to prove a premises liability claim. They are as follows:
- Witness testimony
- Pictures of the unsafe property conditions
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene
- Medical documents pertaining to the injury
Time Limits on Personal Injury Claims
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for most premises liability claims is three years, meaning you will have three years from the date your accident happened to take legal action against the party responsible. However, if you are injured on property owned by the government, such as a post office, you will have to file your claim under the South Carolina Torts Claims Act within two years of the date of your accident. Missing either of these deadlines will cause you to lose your right to sue. If you’ve been hurt and you can speak with a Chesterfield County premises liability lawyer here at our firm today, you should.
Contact a Chesterfield County Premises Liability Lawyer
Unsafe property conditions should never result in the injury of another, but when these accidents happen, our firm is here to help. If you’ve been hurt and it wasn’t your fault, we are on your side. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.