Slip and Fall & Premises Liability
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.
For more information on whether or not you have a premises liability claim, contact Mr. Montgomery online or call his office at (864) 207-4927 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.
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)