Premises Liability Lawyers in Bamberg
If you have a Bamberg Premises Liability case, contact an experienced Bamberg Premises Liability Lawyers like Bakari Sellars can help you navigate your case.
Bamberg premises liability law is based on common law and statutory law. To prove liability for negligence in South Carolina, an injured party must prove the following:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- The plaintiff suffered an injury as a result of the defendant’s breach
The duties owed by a defendant to an injured party are defined in South Carolina by the condition of the property and the activities being conducted by both the injured party and the defendant. Premises liability law is distinct from common law negligence.
Further, beyond conditions and activities, the proper analysis to be used is determined by the nature of the plaintiff’s presence on the property.
Classification of Bamberg Premises Liability Injury Victims
Under South Carolina law, an owner’s responsibility depends, in part, on how the victim is legally classified:
- Licensees: Licensees are allowed entry to a property by the consent of the owner or occupant. The duty of care owed to a licensee is not quite that owed to an invitee. Owners and occupants have a duty to warn licensees of conditions that are actually known to the owner or occupant.
- Invitees: Invitees enter the land of another individual at the express or implied invitation of the occupant of the land. Often, this arises when the person entering the land is doing so for the mutual interest of the parties or to the interest of the occupant. An occupant or land-owner owes a duty of reasonable care to an invitee, which carries a duty to warn of “latent” or hidden defects and dangers. The owner must have actual or constructive knowledge of the defect to give rise to this duty. Constructive notice means that the occupant or owner has reason to believe that condition exists, and it would be discovered following reasonable inspection. An example of an invitee is a customer in a store or a contractor working on a property with permission of the owner.
- Trespasser: Trespassers enter land belonging to another without any invitation, right, or lawful authority. They enter for their own purposes, for pleasure or convenience. Trespassers are merely owed by the owner of occupant a duty of not being harmed by willful or wanton conduct or conditions.
- Exception for children: An exception to the rule, as it applies to trespassers, is if the injured party is a child. If the owner or occupier knows or should know that trespass by children is likely, and they are likely to encounter or be attracted by a condition that is unreasonably dangerous, that owner or occupier may be subject to liability.
As you can see, there are various factors and analyses that must be applied when looking at a premises liability case. Such an analysis can be overly complex and difficult for an injured party and their family to navigate. A Bamberg premises liability lawyer can help you analyze the situation and determine liability.
Whether you have been injured on somebody’s hunting land, a store, a friend’s rental property, or any other property of another, contact a Bamberg premises liability attorney today to see if you are entitled to compensation.
Types of Bamberg Premises Liability Claims
Under South Carolina premises liability law, property owners are required to appropriately warn visitors and guests of their property of any unsafe conditions to prevent injury. Some injuries could be brain injury, spinal injury, and any other type of personal injury. Any occupant or owner of land or a building can be held liable for a premises liability claim. Parties who may be held liable for a premises liability claim include:
- Small and large business owners,
- Commercial property managers, i.e. malls, condos, apartments, etc.
- Grocery stores
- Box stores
- Gas stations
- Construction site
Premises liability injuries are caused by many conditions, including:
- Swimming pool drownings and unfenced swimming pool injuries
- Defective or dangerous conditions
- Improperly maintained premises
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Slip and fall
- Wet floors
- Accidents involving ATVs or golf carts provided by occupants
- Improper or insufficient security
How Much Will ABamberg Premises Liability Lawyers Cost You?
Contact a Bamberg premises liability injury attorney as soon as possible. Strom Law Firm offers free consultation and will be able to help assess any legal rights to potentially recover financial compensation for the victim. Strom Law Firm also will protect you from insurance companies trying to contact you to get a quick and low, unreasonable settlement.
Bamberg Premises Liability Lawyers for Premises Liability Injuries
Strom Law Firm is experienced in representing victims of Bamberg premises liability accidents and other accident injuries. Our Bamberg premises liability lawyers are ready to meet with you in person at your convenience. You can also contact us online or by phone at 803-252-4800 to schedule a time to review with a member of our team.