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Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Premises Liability

South Carolina Premises Liability Lawyers Help Victims Who are Hurt on the Property of Another

Experienced attorneys helping clients injured on someone else’s property

Property owners in South Carolina have a duty to keep their property safe to protect customers and visitors from harm. This duty applies to commercial businesses, industrial companies, private homeowners, nonprofits and anyone else who allows people on their property. When property owners and tenants fail to take proper precautions to ensure safety, victims can suffer serious injuries ranging from broken bones to head trauma. Some victims suffer permanent catastrophic injuries. In the worst cases, families will bring a wrongful death action because a loved innocently died.

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, has helped many personal injury victims get the justice they deserve. Our South Carolina premises liability lawyers have obtained large settlements and millions in jury trial verdicts. We are able to obtain these strong results because we have more than 100 years of combined experienced determining who owned the property, reviewing what steps the property owner should have taken to keep you safe, and working with treating doctors to determine the full extent of the pain.

Common premises liability cases

There are many types of premises liability cases. People get hurt in escalator accidents, because a balcony or railing doesn’t provide proper support, or because a homeowner did not warn of a swimming people. Many of the ways people get injured due to a fall on the property of another can fit into one of the following categories.

  • Slip and falls. This is probably the most common type of premises liability Property owners invite people to buy products on their property. They allow people to use their premises to walk. If you slip and fall because there was debris on the floor, surfaces were still wet, steps were uneven or for any reason; one of our South Carolina premises liability attorneys can help you show that the property owner was responsible for your pain.
  • Negligent security. Assault victims may have the right to sue a property owner. While the criminal is directly responsible for your injuries, property owners have a duty to protect shoppers and visitors too. Owners should make sure their property is properly lit and hire security guards when assaults are a reasonable concern. Our lawyers have experience showing that the property owner could have done more to protect your safety.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks. Pets provide a lot of comfort and joy to homeowners. But they can also cause severe scarring, nerve damage and permanent harm when they bite or attack. Children are especially vulnerable because they don’t realize dogs can bite or cats can scratch. There is no first bite rule in South Carolina. At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, we file complaints against homeowners and their insurance policies even if the animal has never misbehaved before.
  • Construction siteConstruction companies, general contractors and building owners have a duty to follow local, state and federal housing laws. They are required by OSHA laws and other regulations to protect the safety of their workers and anyone who might be hurt on or near the property. We file workers’ compensation claims for employees and personal injury lawsuits for anyone who has a direct legal claim against the wrongdoer. Don’t assume you can’t sue because you are a worker. Our law firm has a successful track record for holding the owners of buildings and construction companies liable for the harm they cause.

After filing a claim, the insurance companies may try to put the blame on you. They might argue they did not know repairs were needed or that proper precautions were in place. You need strong counsel from attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, to work past these defenses to get a just result.

Damages in premises liability cases

The family of anyone who dies because a property owner failed to meet its duty to keep invitees and visitors safe has the right to bring a wrongful death action. A wrongful death case pays family members for funeral bills, medical bills, and the loss of society and services of the victim.

A South Carolina premises liability lawyer at our firm brings personal injury claims for a full range of damages. These claims include:

  • Emotional and physical damages. Compensation for your emotional pain and physical suffering
  • Medical bills. Payment for doctor visits, surgeries, medical supplies and prescriptions
  • Lost income. Money for the wages you lost and will lose in the future
  • Disfigurement. Damages for any scars or visible body changes
  • Property damage. The cost to repair or replace any damaged property such as your car

Put your trust in the South Carolina law firm that puts injured victims and their families first

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Your premises liability accident case matters to us. If you suffered an injury or a loved one died because you were hurt on the property of another, let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, today.  Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced South Carolina premises liability accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device.  We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.