Charleston Premises Liability Attorneys
Entering a business, home, or parking lot shouldn’t put people at risk of serious injury. When home or business owners fail to ensure the safety of those who enter onto their property, they’re liable for any harm suffered as a result. At the Charleston-based law firm of Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A., our attorneys have represented thousands of clients over the past 40 years in personal injury cases across South Carolina.
Premises liability cases are investigated using accident reconstructionists, architects, structural engineers, and medical experts. Collecting evidence and building a case with demonstrable, verifiable facts, our attorneys work closely with clients to build the strongest case possible.
Premises Liability Causes of Action
The Charleston personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A. represent clients injured in cases involving the following kinds of premises liability:
- Injuries caused by code violations
- Injuries caused by disrepair to premises
- Injuries sustained due to blocked emergency exits
- Injuries due to the presence of toxic or dangerous substances
- Victims of crime on properties with inadequate security measures in place
- Slip-and-fall accidents caused by hazards
Recovering Damages – A Proven Track Record
People injured by falling objects, slippery floors or bathtubs, or environmental hazards face medical bills, lost wages, and possibly long term disability. It’s important, then, to win our clients’ cases and recover losses that affect their ability to get on with life and cope with the consequences of an injury. Having tried hundreds of cases for our clients in our 40 years of experience, we know how to gather evidence and establish the facts for juries.
Slip, Trip, And Fall
For example, in Denaux v. U.S., 572 F.Supp. 659 (D.S.C. 1983), we filed suit on behalf of an elderly woman who broke her hip after slipping on produce on the floor of a government commissary. At trial, the judge agreed with our arguments and found that the commissary was negligent in the way it displayed its produce, which allowed the produce to fall to the floor. This was a new theory of liability for South Carolina. The judge awarded very significant damages and expenses in favor of our client.
In one case against a state highway department and one of the largest oil companies in the world, we filed suit to recover damages following a 1992 accident at a gas station driveway in which a woman and her three children were severely injured. Following depositions of 84 lay witnesses and 18 expert witnesses, we reached a multimillion dollar settlement just before the trial was to begin. The highway department completely redesigned the intersection, which had played a role in 10 earlier wrecks, and the oil company made sure the driveways to stations across the country did not pose this danger ever again.
We’ve Built Our Reputation On Making A Difference
If you’ve been injured due to dangerous conditions in a home, business, or public space, contact the premises liability attorneys at Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A. Based in Charleston, we represent clients across South Carolina. Call 843-737-6279 to set up your free initial consultation.