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PREMISES LIABILITY

MYRTLE BEACH PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Premises Liability Accidents

If you were injured on someone else’s property due to the dangerous conditions there, contact The Yates Firm immediately. We can review the circumstances of the accident to determine if you’re entitled to financial compensation.

Property owners are supposed to ensure their guests’ safety. Owners must maintain their properties adequately at all times. That means confirming that no building or safety violations exist, performing routine maintenance and inspections, and repairing all damage and defects. If they find a hazard and can’t address it immediately, they must place warning signs, so visitors know about the dangers.

The Yates Firm has the experience and resources necessary to help you hold the property owner liable for their negligent actions. They should have taken the required steps to prevent an injury but behaved carelessly and exposed you to hazardous conditions on their property. It is your right to pursue legal action against them and recover the maximum possible compensation you deserve.

For a free consultation with one of our Myrtle Beach premises liability attorneys, contact us online, or call us today at 843.692.3237.

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CAUSES OF PREMISES
LIABILITY

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

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Potholes

Maintenance doesn’t only involve the inside of a building or home. Property owners must also maintain their parking lots. If there’s a pothole, they should take the necessary steps to fix it, so no one trips or falls and hurts themselves.

Sometimes, the city or town is responsible for the maintenance of parking lots, making it a confusing process to file a claim. It’s critical to contact The Yates Firm immediately to determine which entity you can hold liable for your injury.

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Defective Stairs

Missing railings, damaged steps, and steep or narrow staircases can lead to falls and severe injuries. Safety and building code violations often result in injuries to guests using the stairs. It’s the owner’s responsibility to regularly check all staircases, stairwells, and steps to locate damage or defects and repair them.

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Missing or Damaged Railings

There should be railings throughout a property in specific locations, such as stairwells, balconies, and around trip hazards. Handrails might also be necessary for public restrooms, so they’re handicap accessible. If the railings on someone’s property are damaged, loose, or missing entirely, the owner could be held accountable for injuries that occur as a result.

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Unsecured Wires and Cords

Loose cords and wires should never remain in any area where guests might walk, as they prevent a slip and fall hazard and could cause injury. Trip hazards commonly lead to injuries on commercial properties, especially if a guest doesn’t know they’re there. If the property owner can’t secure the wires or cords, they must at least post signs near them, so guests can proceed with caution.

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Hazards

Objects left in walkways, hallways, and on sidewalks can be hazardous. Loose debris, small or large, can cause someone to slip or trip and twist their ankle or take a serious fall.

Property owners aren’t the only individuals responsible for removing hazards from their properties. If an employee sees the dangerous conditions but fails to address them promptly, the property owner could still be at fault for the accident. If you’ve been injured as a result of this sort of negligence, don’t delay and contact The Yates Firm today.

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Slippery or Wet Floors

It’s expected that property owners will keep their floors clean. However, they should place a sign near a recently mopped floor so visitors know it might be slippery. Guests won’t know to be careful in those areas if they don’t have any warning of the potential dangers. Additionally, if someone spills a drink or a pipe is leaking water, the owner should do what’s necessary to clean it up to prevent someone from slipping and suffering injuries.

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Poor Lighting

There should always be adequate lighting in unsecured areas of the property and any location that causes visibility issues, especially at night, such as parking lots and stairwells. If any bulbs blow out or become damaged, the owner should replace or repair them. If someone can’t see where they’re going, they won’t notice a hazard in their way or could lose their footing walking down the stairs and suffer serious injury.

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Inadequate Warning

Sometimes, it isn’t possible to immediately address every problem on a property. It might take time to repair defective lights, fix broken steps, replace loose floorboards, and remove hazards that could cause a slip and fall accident and injury.

The property owner should immediately place warning signs, cones, or caution tape near every dangerous condition, or construction area to keep guests out of certain areas and ensure they know to proceed with caution.

Maintenance doesn’t only involve the inside of a building or home. Property owners must also maintain their parking lots. If there’s a pothole, they should take the necessary steps to fix it, so no one trips or falls and hurts themselves.

Sometimes, the city or town is responsible for the maintenance of parking lots, making it a confusing process to file a claim. It’s critical to contact The Yates Firm immediately to determine which entity you can hold liable for your injury.

Missing railings, damaged steps, and steep or narrow staircases can lead to falls and severe injuries. Safety and building code violations often result in injuries to guests using the stairs. It’s the owner’s responsibility to regularly check all staircases, stairwells, and steps to locate damage or defects and repair them.

 

There should be railings throughout a property in specific locations, such as stairwells and balconies. Handrails might also be necessary for public restrooms, so they’re handicap accessible. If the railings on someone’s property are damaged, loose, or missing entirely, the owner could be held accountable for injuries that occur as a result.

 

Loose cords and wires should never remain in any area where guests might walk. If wiring or cords run across a hallway, someone could trip over them and fall. Trip hazards commonly lead to injuries on commercial properties, especially if a guest doesn’t know they’re there. If the property owner can’t secure the wires or cords, they must at least post signs near them, so guests can proceed with caution.

 

Objects left in walkways, hallways, and on sidewalks can be hazardous. Loose debris, small or large, can cause someone to slip or trip and twist their ankle or take a serious fall.

Property owners aren’t the only individuals responsible for removing hazards from their properties. If an employee sees the dangerous conditions but fails to address them promptly, the property owner could still be at fault for the accident.

It’s expected that property owners will keep their floors clean. However, they should place a sign near a recently mopped floor so visitors know it might be slippery. Guests won’t know to be careful in those areas if they don’t have any warning of the potential dangers. Additionally, if someone spills a drink or a pipe is leaking water, the owner should do what’s necessary to clean it up to prevent someone from slipping.

 

There should be adequate lighting in unsecured areas of the property and any location that causes visibility issues, especially at night, such as parking lots and stairwells. If any bulbs blow out or become damaged, the owner should replace or repair them. If someone can’t see where they’re going, they won’t notice a hazard in their way or could lose their footing walking down the stairs.

 

Sometimes, it isn’t possible to immediately address every problem. It might take time to repair defective lights, fix broken steps, replace loose floorboards, and remove hazards.

The property owner should place warning signs, cones, or caution tape near every dangerous condition to keep guests out of certain areas or ensure they know to proceed with caution.

 

COMPENSATION FOR
PREMISES LIABILITY VICTIMS

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$180,000

Total Recovered

for a client who slipped at a Myrtle Beach Resort

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$150,000

Total Recovered

for a client who was hit after returning her shopping cart in the Food Lion parking lot

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$100,000

Total Recovered

for a client who fell through apartment steps after being told the steps were safe

Compensation for pain and suffering and additional non-economic losses are also available in a premises liability case.

You could recover punitive damages, a form of compensation meant to punish the defendant if you pursue a lawsuit against the property owner or another at-fault party. State law requires you to provide clear and convincing evidence of the defendant’s wanton, willful, criminal, or reckless conduct that caused your injury to receive this financial award.

$180,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who slipped at a Myrtle Beach Resort​

$150,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who was hit after returning her shopping cart in the Food Lion parking lot​

$100,000
Total Recovered for a client who fell through apartment steps after being told the steps were safe​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS...

The Myrtle Beach premises liability attorneys of The Yates Firm have the necessary experience to investigate the incident and obtain evidence to prove the property owner should be financially responsible for your injuries and resulting losses. You shouldn’t be forced to pay out of pocket for any of your incurred costs if your actions didn’t contribute to the accident or injury.

The Yates Firm understands the importance of recovering the maximum compensation available to pay for your medical treatment, replace any lost income, and compensate you for the pain and suffering you endured. We will tirelessly work to meet your needs and try to reach your desired outcome.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT IN A

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

REPORT THE INCIDENT
Whether at a restaurant, friend’s house, or public swimming pool, you should report what happened immediately. You could complete an incident report with the manager if your injury occurred on commercial property. Make sure everything is in writing, including how the accident happened and the injury you suffered.

02

TAKE PICTURES
While at the accident scene, take photos of the dangerous conditions. For example, if you slipped on a wet floor or tripped over hazards in the hallway, take pictures of it. Photographic evidence is important and can show you were hurt because the property owner didn’t maintain their property adequately.

03

GO TO THE HOSPITAL
Call an ambulance to transport you to the hospital or drive yourself if the injury isn’t too severe. Either way, you should seek immediate treatment. The doctor can examine you to determine the type of injury you suffered and might recommend follow-up care.

04

SEEK ONGOING TREATMENT
You should follow your doctor’s orders while recovering from your injury. Listen to them if they recommend surgery, physical therapy, or imaging tests. You can seek a second opinion if you don’t agree with their diagnosis or the treatment plan. However, you should attend all necessary appointments. Skipping them could negatively impact your claim.

05

HIRE A LAWYER
Call The Yates Firm, or contact us online to discuss the accident and learn about the available legal options for holding the property owner liable. You shouldn’t pursue a case without an experienced and knowledgeable legal team to assist you. Most accident victims don’t understand their rights or the process they must follow to seek compensation. If you attempt to do this alone, you will likely lose your case.

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CONTACT US

If a property owner’s negligence caused your injuries in an accident on their dangerous property, call The Yates Firm today. One of our Myrtle Beach premises liability attorneys will be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to review the facts and advise how we can help.

Call 842.692.3237 right now or reach out to us online.

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