You can encounter many different types of hazards when you enter another person’s property such as a dangerously slick floor or a broken railing. If the owner fails to address the condition or to warn you about it, and that negligence harms you or a loved one, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. An experienced premises liability attorney from Joye Law Firm can provide the guidance and representation that you will need as you move forward.
Since 1968, our law firm has protected the rights of injury victims and their families in Charleston and surrounding communities in South Carolina. We go beyond seeking compensation for our clients. We work hard to improve the quality of their lives as well. To discuss how we can help you in your premises liability case, call us today or connect with us online and receive a free consultation about your case.
Your case may fall in the category of “premises liability” if it involves the negligence of a property owner and/or the person who was in control of the property at the time of your accident and injury. The common premises liability cases that our attorneys handle on behalf of clients in Charleston are:
Most premises liability claims arise from accidents on commercial property, including vacation properties that one finds throughout the Charleston and Myrtle Beach areas. However, they can also arise from incidents on residential property. They may involve claims against homeowners, landlords and/or tenants. Joye Law Firm thoroughly investigates premises liability cases. We work hard to determine all parties who should held liable for our clients’ injuries and to identify all insurance policies and sources of compensation that are available to our clients.
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To establish that a property owner and/or the party in control of property owe compensation to you for your injuries, you must prove:
Your status as a visitor may be an issue in your case. This is because the duty of care that a property owner owes to a visitor depends on the visitor’s status. For instance:
In addition to challenging a visitor’s status, an owner may challenge whether a breach of duty actually occurred. Joye Law Firm works hard to collect evidence that can establish whether a breach occurred, including:
A property owner’s failure to comply with local building codes or its own policies may establish negligence. Our lawyers also may consult with engineers, architects and other experts who can review a case, determine how a property owner breached the duty of care owed to a visitor and assess how that breach caused the visitor to suffer injuries.
Owners often try to shift blame to visitors. They may argue that the visitor suffered injury due to an “open and obvious” hazard, or they may claim that the visitor assumed the risk of exposure to a hazard. However, Joye Law Firm will aggressively challenge any attempt to put undue blame on you and fight for all compensation you are entitled to receive.
The value of your premises liability injury claim will depend on the specific facts of your incident, the extent of your injuries and the insurance policies available to provide compensation. The attorneys of Joye Law Firm will identify all insurance policies that apply in your case, and we will work tirelessly to seek the maximum amount for you. The damages we pursue on your behalf may include:
As we pursue a settlement or verdict for you, we will always pay close attention to what is important to you. We want to go beyond recovering money – we want to improve your quality of life. We will charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
You typically have three years from the date of an injury to bring a premises liability claim in South Carolina. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to act on time, you could lose your right to recover just compensation for your injuries. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact Joye Law Firm today. We will provide a free consultation through our Charleston office and start work on your case right away.
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