Charleston Premises Liability Attorney
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Have you suffered an injury on another individual’s property? You may be eligible to pursue financial compensation through a premises liability claim. At Berthold Law Firm, PLLC, our Charleston premises liability lawyers may be able to help you hold negligent property owners accountable for failing to maintain a safe premises for visitors. Having successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, you can trust that your case is in good hands.
What is Premises Liability?
If a property owner knows and expects that visitors will enter their property, they have a duty to take reasonable measures to prevent injuries from occurring due to dangerous conditions. When the failure to do so leads to an injury, the property owner may be considered liable for the victim’s expenses.
Some of these dangerous conditions can include negligent security or property contamination. While a property owner is not liable for everything that happens on their property, ensuring a property is safe can mean regularly inspecting the property for hazards and making any necessary repairs or adequately warning visitors that the danger exists.
When determining if the property owner is liable, the following elements will be considered:
- The circumstances of the injured visitor’s presence on the property
- The standard uses of the property
- Whether the hazardous condition was open and obvious
- Whether or not the accident or injury was foreseeable
- Whether or not the owner made reasonable effort to repair or warn visitors of a hazardous condition
Common examples of accidents that lead to premises liability claims include slip and falls, snow and ice accidents, swimming pool accidents, animal or dog attacks, and burn injuries from fires. Additionally, if you were the victim of an assault or other violent crime on a property that was not adequately guarded against criminal activity, you may have a claim on the grounds of negligent security.
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To learn more about your case and whether or not you have a valid premises liability claim, contact our Charleston premises liability attorneys to request your free case evaluation. Our firm’s number one priority is providing client satisfaction with every case we handle, and we are ready to go to work to help you pursue the justice you deserve.
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