If you have suffered an injury on the property of another individual or business, you have rights that need to be protected. Not only can an experienced lawyer help you receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages, but he or she can also help to prevent future accidents like this from happening again in the future. Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, is committed to helping those who have been injured on the property of another. He knows how serious these injuries can be and the impact they can have on your quality of life and the lives of your loved ones. Mr. Montgomery brings more than a decade of experience helping his clients.
For more information on whether or not you have a premises liability claim, contact Mr. Montgomery online or call his office at (864) 373-7333 for a free consult. Mr. Montgomery focuses his practice on personal injury litigation and serves those in Aiken County, Anderson County, Greenville County, Laurens County, Lexington County, Newberry County, Richland County, Spartanburg County & Sumter County, S.C.
The quality of the representation attorney Montgomery has provided to his clients has earned him an AV* Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. Let Ryan Montgomery help you recover the full compensation you are entitled to under the law.
South Carolina Premises Liability Laws
Property owners have varying levels of responsibility to those who come onto their property. The level of responsibility that the property owner owes you is determined by the class of visitors you fall within. Most people who go to another’s home or business are considered social invitees or business invitees and they are owed a much higher duty of care than a trespasser, for example.
Property owners owe social and business invitees a duty of care that calls for them to maintain a safe environment. This includes:
- Repairing any known damage (such a broken pavement, stairs or hand railing)
- Removing hazards (such a spills, ice or snow)
- Taking steps to ensure that hazards are being dealt with properly (e.g., monitoring floors for spills, responding to hazards in a timely fashion)
Helping The Injured In Greenville
Ryan Montgomery offers his help to those who have been injured in accidents on other’s property involving:
- Slip and falls: Whether you slipped on ice, a cracked sidewalk or fell on a slippery grocery floor, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have incurred.
- Faulty stairwells: Stairways are required to have proper lighting, functioning handrails and be kept in good working condition.
- Swimming pools: Swimming pools can be deadly places to visit if proper safety precautions are not taken.
- Day care and school playgrounds: If your child has been hurt while at day care or while playing on a playground at school, attorney Montgomery can work to obtain compensation for medical bills and other losses.
- Amusement parks: Theme parks must abide by very strict safety regulations. If you were hurt at an amusement park, you may have a legal claim.
- Bars or restaurants: From over-serving customers to failing to maintain their premises, bars can be held accountable for their negligent acts.
- Concerts and events: Being hurt at a concert could entitle you to compensation from multiple vendors, businesses and other negligent individuals.
- Dog bites: Dog owners must be careful with their pets. When attacked, you have rights that can be enforced.
- Hotels or resorts: When hotels fail to clean up spills or maintain clear common areas, accidents happen. If you have been hurt while staying at a resort of any kind, Mr. Montgomery can help.
- Social host liability: Even residential homeowners have standards of care that they must abide by. When a host is negligent and that results in your injury, you can pursue a claim.
Slip & Fall Injuries
Slip-and-fall accidents often cause serious injuries. A broken bone or a head injury often means great expenses and losses for someone who has fallen on a slippery surface. A slip-and-fall accident from a balcony or stage, or on steps, stairs, an elevator or escalator may result in a catastrophic injury that leaves a sufferer with lasting disabilities. Whatever the details of a slip-and-fall accident, it can be very important for the injured person to establish liability on the part of the property owner.
Liability In Slip & Fall Cases
When a slip-and-fall injury happens on a slippery surface such as a grocery store floor or an icy sidewalk in front of a business, a key question is whether the property owner was aware of the hazardous conditions. Another important question, however, is whether the person who fell was paying attention to his or her surroundings.
- There is an assumption that a person walking in a store or on a sidewalk has a duty to notice what can be seen and take actions to protect his or her own safety.
- There is also an assumption that a landowner who knows about a hazardous condition, and does not take action in time to prevent injuries, is liable for losses after an accidental injury occurs.
Determining liability in a slip-and-fall accident scenario often comes down to proving that store management personnel knew or should have known of a hazardous condition such as a spillage. Sometimes surveillance videos provide the necessary evidence to convince an insurance claims adjuster, a jury or a judge that the property owner should compensate the injured accident victim.
Protecting the opportunity to review evidence such as video surveillance footage is one reason it can be vitally important to contact an attorney right away after a serious slip-and-fall accident.
Contact A Premises Liability Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property, you need to take steps to ensure you are compensated for your injuries and the impact they have had on your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Greenville premises liability lawyer Ryan Montgomery offers skilled and experienced representation to those who were hurt on another’s property. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (864) 373-7333 or contact Mr. Montgomery’s offices online.
Mr. Montgomery accepts accident, injury, workers’ compensation and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. Attorney fees are collected only if he secures compensation for you.
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