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Suing after a Slip-and-Fall Accident

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When you’re injured in a slip-and-fall accident, your recovery may be rough. You’re likely facing severe injuries, your expenses are growing, and you may not be sure who’s responsible for your suffering. You weren’t directly injured by someone, so it can be tough to act now for your compensation. Suing after a slip-and-fall accident doesn’t have to be difficult, however. With a lawyer’s help, you may be able to focus on your recovery and fight for the full compensation you deserve. When you’re struggling with your claim, reach out for help getting the information you need to sue. Who’s Responsible for a Slip-and-Fall? When you’re injure…

Can I File a Suit After an Injury at a Sporting Event in SC?

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Gamecock games and other sporting events can be dangerous for athletes and spectators. The mix of alcohol, excitable crowds, and stadium seating leads to many injuries and a few fatalities. Injuries are often due to falls or thrown objects in a stadium. Determining who is at fault for these injuries requires an in-depth look at premises liability laws and general release clauses. If you or someone you know was injured at a Gamecocks football game, read the information provided below, then contact our firm immediately for proper representation by a premises liability attorney in Charleston or throughout South Carolina. Injuries at Sporting …

What to Do if I Am Injured by Falling Store Merchandise?

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Most businesses understand the necessity of careful storage of products and merchandise, but we’ve all seen when they don’t. Big box store employees often stack products in such unsafe or careless ways that merchandise topples and, in some cases, injures customers or other employees. If you’ve sustained an injury from falling merchandise, you might have a premises liability case. Talk to the personal injury attorneys at HawkLaw in South Carolina about your situation. If you suffer an injury after merchandise falls on you in a stor, your first step is to take pictures of the incident – if you are able. If possible, snap photos of where the …

Who Can Actually File a Premises Liability Claim?

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If you suffer an injury on someone else’s premises in Charleston or throughout South Carolina, you may have the right to sue the property owner. Your ability to bring a lawsuit depends upon your status as a visitor. Property owners owe different duties of care to visitors depending on their classification. The law in South Carolina recognizes three main types of visitors: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Learn who can file claims for premises liability, and which might end up paying for their injuries out-of-pocket. #1. Invitee Invitees are the most esteemed category of property visitor. An “invitee” is a person the property owner inv…
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