Category Archives: Premises Liability
Can You Sue For Premises Liability If You Get Injured While Hunting?
It is turkey hunting season in South Carolina, and hunting enthusiasts from around the country are flocking to South Carolina, where the scent of the crisp, morning air has temporarily displaced the thoughts of smoked turkey, turkey gumbo, and turkey jerky that have been filling their minds and their YouTube video suggestions for the… Read More »
Springtime Is Peak Season For Alligator Attacks In South Carolina
It isn’t just your imagination that, as a lifelong resident of South Carolina, you are hearing more in the news about alligator attacks and close calls than you used to when you were younger. There were several reasons for this. One is that the American alligator population has rebounded since the United States Fish… Read More »
Alligator Attacks On Waterfront Property
If you love scenic natural surroundings and a relaxed pace of life, there is no better place than South Carolina’s Lowcountry. In recent years, its population of human retirees has been increasing, but so has its population of alligators. Alligator sightings have become more frequent throughout South Carolina and even into North Carolina, but… Read More »
The Landowner Is Legally Responsible When An Unsupervised Child Gets Injured On Private Property
In car accident cases, as in many other kinds of personal injury lawsuits, comparative negligence laws apply. This means that the defendant’s responsibilities to the defendant become less the greater the share of fault that the plaintiff bears for the accident. For example, an injured plaintiff who was 35 percent at fault for the… Read More »
Can Injured Students Sue Their University For Premises Liability?
One day in April 2019, Pauline Harrison of Chesterfield was walking on a sidewalk on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway. She tripped over a piece of raised concrete on the sidewalk and fell, suffering serious injuries. News reports about her premises liability lawsuit did not give details about the nature of… Read More »
The Most Common Reasons For Premises Liability Lawsuits
“Premises liability” sounds like an abstract legal term, because it can cover a wide variety of accidents, and even some incidents that are not accidental at all. If you see the phrase “car accident lawsuit” in a headline, you can instantly imagine what the events must have been that led to the lawsuit, but… Read More »
Fall Foliage Safety Hazards For Drivers And Pedestrians
October is here, and another beautiful South Carolina autumn is coming soon. In South Carolina, you get to experience the beautiful colors of fall foliage even as the temperatures remain mild; the drive to South Carolina’s many fall festivals is as enjoyable as the festivities themselves. Fall leaves look beautiful when they are on… Read More »
Premises Liability And Vacation Rentals
It is a popular trope in movies and television that a teenager hosts an epic party when the teen’s parents are out of town, and when the parents find out, they react with outrage and panic. What are they so scared of? Teens can engage in all kinds of risky behavior even when their… Read More »
Residents Point Fingers At Homeowners’ Association After Fatal Alligator Attack
South Carolina’s wildlife species are among its many attractions. If you retire to South Carolina, then you can look forward to looking out the window of your waterfront property and seeing ibises and sandpipers. If you go for a nature hike, you have a chance of seeing wolves, foxes, coyotes, white-tailed deer, opossums, armadillos,… Read More »
Can You Sue For Premises Liability If You Signed A Waiver?
A little bit of danger can be a lot of fun. Most South Carolina tourists agree with this statement, as evidenced by the popularity of extreme sports like skydiving, bungee jumping, zip lining in South Carolina tourist destinations, to say nothing of canoeing in waters where alligators could be nearby. Recreational facilities must follow… Read More »