The regulations and insurance requirements for homeowners, businesses operators, and public building administrators that provide necessary safeguards for others on their premises are not as stringent as you may think. There is a thin line between responsibility and accountability according to South Carolina statutes and our Rock Hill premises liability attorney can help you to determine whether or not a lawsuit is in order.
If you or your loved one have suffered an injury while on another’s property, we want you to know that you can discuss the incident with one of our lawyers at no cost. Auger & Auger is always at the ready protect your rights, to perform an investigation, and to take statements from any witnesses who were present at the scene. We also encourage you to have a medical exam, whether or not bodily damage is evident because many times injuries are not immediately evident.
Proper lighting, smooth and undamaged floors, secure decks, caution signs up for any spills, holes, or cracks on the property — these would represent obligatory care of a property owner. The owner owes the patron or visitor a duty of care, and when injuries suffered are the result of a breach or an omission of that responsibility — this is grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.
Before you leave the scene of your accident (if you are capable) you should take pictures on your phone or ask that a friend do this for you. The photos can ultimately help prove any negligent conditions which caused your slip and fall or another injury. Be sure that the manager on-site files an incident report and provides you with a copy. Ask witnesses to supply a contact number for you. A tape from surveillance cameras can be obtained, usually at the request of legal counsel, which can provide invaluable documentation for your case.
According to South Carolina’s statute of limitations, a victim has 3 years from the date of injury in which to file their claim. However, it’s in your best interest to document, obtain a medical diagnosis and x-rays if needed, record statements from witnesses, and make sure all parties have been notified — and, how better to do this than to connect with a Rock Hill slip and fall attorney immediately after the incident?
Trying to go back in time and recreate the circumstance can prove difficult, if not impossible. This is not something you want to put on the ‘back burner’ — not when Auger & Auger can pick up the slack and pursue a claim now on your behalf. The compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the evidence and proof that relevant injuries were sustained.
If you’re looking for a Rock Hill premises liability attorney who is passionate about victims’ rights, please give Auger & Auger a call! We are intent on doing the right thing and using all lawful means to get each client the compensation they deserve.
Get in touch with an experienced lawyer today and begin the process of pursuing a case for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. One of the promises we make to our clients is our A&A Zero Fee Guarantee™ — which ensures you won’t pay any fee unless we win the case for you.
Call (803) 992-8878 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!