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In our current society, daily activities consume our days and nights without so much as a second thought. A sudden incident can bring the normalcy of those everyday activities to a devastating halt. A slight stumble on the loose concrete of a sidewalk entry can send your patron sailing to the ground. Pushing a grocery cart over an unmarked water spill can land you on your knees, causing a life-long debilitating injury. Unfortunately, we cannot foretell these types of accidents, but we do expect shop owners and big box stores with surveillance cameras to at least keep an eye out for anything which may harm us.
Auger & Auger, a Charleston premises liability attorney practice, has spent decades holding parties answerable to the negligent behavior which has harmed their clients. It is the responsibility of property owners, or those accountable for maintaining the establishment, to be diligent in protecting their customers from dangerous or unsafe situations. Once aware, the proprietor has a legal obligation to repair the unsafe condition and to alert visitors if repairs are not immediate.
As a law firm offering Charleston slip and fall attorney services to the community, Auger & Auger knows that victims often neglect to file a claim because they are not experiencing immediate discomfort — and they may not opt to seek immediate medical attention if they can get up off the ground and walk.
In fact, it is a common occurrence for customers to hesitate to make a big deal of an incident that seems minuscule at the moment — only to have a painful injury become evident days later. At that point, it may be more challenging to connect your current discomfort to a past accident, so you should always take photos on your cell phone and have the manager on site file an accident report (providing you with a copy).
You’ll be glad to know that Charleston’s statute of limitations under the South Carolina Title 15 code law gives a victim up to 3 years to file suit against a property owner for damages.
Our Charleston premises liability attorney practice covers a wide range of injuries; including slip and fall accidents, dog bites and criminal assault. Whenever you or a loved one has been harmed by a hazardous condition while on private property, Auger & Auger will pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries and financial losses. With over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law, you couldn’t ask for a more passionate team to advocate on your behalf.
Call (843) 751-4690 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!