Premises liability claims are designed to provide financial relief to those
who have been injured on someone else’s property. This often relates
to slip and fall incidents, which can cause extensive injuries. These
include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries,
lacerations, contusions, and other injuries. In order to pursue compensation,
you must show that the property owner knew of the condition (or reasonably
should have known about it) and negligently failed to fix it or warn you
about the risk.
Premises liability claims may be filed for injuries resulting from:
- Slippery floors
- Loose floorboards
- Cracked pavement
- Other obstacles or hazardous conditions
Understanding the Statute of Limitations
If you are injured, you will only have a certain amount of time to file
a premises liability claim. This is known as the statute of limitations,
and it is designed to protect defendants from false claims. It assumes
that, if you wait a long time to file a claim, you may not have been injured at all.
In the state of South Carolina, the statute of limitations for premises
liability claims is 3 years. This means you have 3 years form the date
of your accident to file the lawsuit. If you wait longer than this time
period, your claim will likely be denied. For lawsuits against government
entities, the statute of limitations is 2 years. If you are injured, it
is important to notify the property owner, take pictures of the hazardous
condition and your injuries, get the contact information of witnesses,
and seek medical attention right away.
Call Our Greenville Premises Liability Attorneys Today at (864) 408-8890
Christian & Davis LLC provides experienced representation to clients
who have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of someone
else. We have a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regarding
premises liability, and can help you file a claim to pursue justice. Property
owners have a responsibility to maintain their property to protect the
health and safety of others. If they fail to do so, and you suffer an
injury as a result, our firm can diligently guide you through the process.
today for a free consultation.