How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim?

How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim?Premises liability claims are designed to provide financial relief to those who have been injured on someone else’s property. This often relates to slip and fall incidents, which can cause extensive injuries. These include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, contusions, and other injuries. In order to pursue compensation, you must show that the property owner knew of the condition (or reasonably should have known about it) and negligently failed to fix it or warn you about the risk.

Premises liability claims may be filed for injuries resulting from:
  • Slippery floors
  • Loose floorboards
  • Cracked pavement
  • Potholes
  • Other obstacles or hazardous conditions

Understanding the Statute of Limitations

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If you are injured, you will only have a certain amount of time to file a premises liability claim. This is known as the statute of limitations, and it is designed to protect defendants from false claims. It assumes that, if you wait a long time to file a claim, you may not have been injured at all.

In the state of South Carolina, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is 3 years. This means you have 3 years form the date of your accident to file the lawsuit. If you wait longer than this time period, your claim will likely be denied. For lawsuits against government entities, the statute of limitations is 2 years. If you are injured, it is important to notify the property owner, take pictures of the hazardous condition and your injuries, get the contact information of witnesses, and seek medical attention right away.

Call Our Greenville Premises Liability Attorneys Today at (864) 408-8883

Christian & Christian provides experienced representation to clients who have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else. We have a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regarding premises liability, and can help you file a claim to pursue justice. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property to protect the health and safety of others. If they fail to do so, and you suffer an injury as a result, our firm can diligently guide you through the process.
Contact us today for a free consultation.

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