Recent Posts in Premises Liability Category

Personal Injury Lawsuits for Crime Victims

Many crime victims do not realize that they may have legal recourse, whether or not the perpetrator is caught. They mistakenly believe that it’s up to them to pay for their own medical bills and ...
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Can I Sue if I'm Hit in a Store Parking Lot?

Parking lots can be dangerous places for pedestrians, especially when stores are busy and there is a lot of traffic going in and out of the lot. Drivers often strike pedestrians when pulling out of ...
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I Was Hurt at a Major Store, Now What?

Accidental injuries can happen anywhere and it’s not unusual for them to occur at a major store or business. For example, let’s say that “Joanne” was shopping at a Publix one ...
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Fatal Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims

Whenever negligence contributes to the untimely death of an innocent person, the decedent’s loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the legally responsible party. Through a ...
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Anatomy of a Wrongful Death Case

What makes a deadly accident a wrongful death and when can a family sue? When someone is killed because of another’s negligence, the decedent’s surviving family can sue the at-fault party ...
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Do I Have a Claim if I Didn't Call the Police?

Let’s say you just went grocery shopping and as you’re walking through the parking lot to your car, a driver pulls out of a parking spot and strikes you. You get knocked to the ground and ...
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Who Pays for My Injury?

In many situations, when a negligent party unintentionally or accidentally causes physical harm to an innocent person, the injured party can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party so he or she can ...
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Top Personal Injury Accidents

In the United States, people cannot go around “accidentally” hurting other people and get away with it. After all, “intentionally” hurting someone else is a criminal offense ...
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How to Prevent Drowning Accidents

Now that the warmer weather has officially arrived, we’ve entered the busiest swimming season of the year. After all, there is nothing like taking a dip in the pool to cool down on a hot summer ...
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Can I Get Compensation if I'm a Crime Victim?

On September 26, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the latest data from the report entitled, Crime in the United States, 2015, which reported a 3.9 percent increase in violent ...
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Compensation: How Much is My Case Worth?

If you were recently injured in a car accident, by a defective product, by a dangerous prescription drug, on someone else’s property, or due to medical malpractice, you are probably wondering, ...
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Safety Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

Unfortunately, dog bites and attacks are common events. Even though dogs can be wonderful companions who also protect our homes and property from burglars and other criminals, they are still animals, ...
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Don't Accept a 'Low-Ball' Settlement!

Accidents happen all the time. They happen on the roads, on other people’s property, at work, at office buildings, hospitals, amusement parks, and everything in between. Since people are ...
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Security Guard & Bouncer Injuries in Columbia, SC

If you live in the Columbia Area, you know we have numerous popular watering holes. From the Ale House Lounge, to the Art Bar, to Bar None, Blue Tapas Bar & Cocktail Lounge, Breakers Bar & ...
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Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

If you were recently injured in a car accident, on someone else’s property, at work, or anyplace else and you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, and you’re hesitant ...
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Filing a Claim Against Homeowner's Insurance

Were you, or someone you love injured on someone else’s residential property ? Suppose you were injured because of an unsafe property condition and the accident led to a lot of problems, such as ...
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Common Wrongful Death Actions in Columbia, SC

It’s no secret that homicide crimes are some of the most serious offenses in the United States. While the homicide laws vary from state-to-state, generally a person can be convicted of ...
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What Needs to Be Proven in a Slip and Fall Case?

Each year, thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents. While a slip and fall or trip and fall accident may seem minor, in many cases it can result in severe injuries. From broken hips ...
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Workers' Compensation: Third Party Claims

While each state has enacted its own workers’ compensation laws, we can confidently say that South Carolina’s laws tend to favor the injured worker. In Texas for example, private employers ...
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Premises Liability Claims in Columbia, South Carolina

When it comes to our own homes, we have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. We’re generally aware if there’s a rip in our carpet, a creaky stair (old houses), a wobbly railing, or ...
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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, there were 31 million visits to emergency departments for unintentional injuries. In the same year, 130,557 people died as a ...
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Cracked, Broken and Dangerous Sidewalks can Create a South Carolina Premises Liability Claim

Navigating sidewalks is a normal part of everyday life for many people, therefore it becomes a great danger when they are not properly maintained. As something that you are used to doing, it is not ...
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Filing a claim for a parking lot fall.

Business owners in South Carolina have an affirmative obligation to their business location in a reasonably safe condition for their customers. This mandatory legal duty extends to the parking lot of ...
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