PREMISES LIABILITY

You may be a victim of a ‘slip and fall’ accident in a store. You may have injured yourself because of a defective stairwell or at a building where there were code violations. In South Carolina, you may be able to recover based on a premises liability legal action.

Premises liability law concerns the duties of owners and occupants of property to those who enter that property. In recent years, Courts have held owner occupants responsible for foreseeable attacks and other security breaches.

The degree of duty depends on the status of the person entering the premises. For example, a shopper at a retail store is owed a high degree of care, while a trespasser is owed a low degree of care.

By law, business owners and occupants must keep their premises reasonably safe for business customers. In South Carolina, a business customer has the right to assume the safe condition of the premises.

Smith, Watts and Associates successfully represent people who have suffered injuries due to negligence involving premises liability actions. Part of our success is due to our top-notch investigative capability to determining facts. For more information, please call us at (843) 332-4700 or by e-mail.