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premises liability

May 17, 2023

Head-on collision result of dump truck’s failed brakes

Action: Premises liability Injuries alleged: Broken left hip, left arm and right leg Amount: $1,225,000 Date: April 18, 2023 Attorneys: Kenneth Berger and Brad Lanford of the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, Columbia (for the plaintiff) On Aug. 29, 2022, Ard’s Trucking Service employee Eddie Barber crossed the centerline in a loaded dump truck and […]

Nov 10, 2022

Couple awarded $6M after suffering injuries from faulty deck 

A couple was awarded $6 million from a verdict after suffering injuries as the result of a collapsed stairwell on a deck.  On March 18, 2017, a husband and wife in their 60s was walking up the stairs to their back deck when the entire stairwell collapsed under them. The plaintiffs were tenants of a […]

May 3, 2022

COSTCO injuries lead to $1M settlement 

Jurors have ruled that a wholesale club was partially responsible for a million dollars in damages suffered by a Greenville County woman hurt by another customer’s cart because the shopping conveyance was stacked too high.   The matter was later settled.   Attorney Cameron “Bozzie” Boggs of Boggs Law Firm said that his client Frieda Elledge was […]

Dec 15, 2021

Jury awards $10M to woman injured in Walmart 

A Florence County jury has awarded $10 million in damages to a woman who lost most of her leg after stepping on a rusty nail while shopping at Walmart. Roy Willey IV, Lane Jeffries, and Eric Poulin of Anastopoulo Law Firm in Charleston represented April Jones, who lost her limb through a series of amputations performed in an effort […]

Mar 16, 2021

Roof worker who fell through skylight settles claims for $8.5M

A roofer who was severely injured after he stepped on fragile skylight glass and fell 25 feet has settled a claim against the building’s owner for $6 million and settled a worker’s compensation claim for $2.5 million, his attorneys report. Jason Reynolds and Stephen Samuels of Samuels Reynolds Law Firm in Columbia and Bret Salley […]

Feb 19, 2021

Electrocuted worker settles premises liability claim for $2.5M

  A cable wire installer who was electrocuted while working on a demolition and renovation project has settled a lawsuit against the project’s developers, construction, and electrical companies for $2.5 million, his attorneys report. Matthew Altamura of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura in Asheboro, North Carolina and Bill Padget and Carl Hiller–now with HHP Law […]

Apr 17, 2020

Woman who fractured leg at beach condo settles suit for $910K

A woman who fractured her leg after she tripped on a crack in a parking lot while arriving at the condominium her family was renting to celebrate her 81st birthday has confidentially settled a lawsuit against the building’s owner for $910,000, her attorney reports. Trip Riesen of Riesen DuRant in Mount Pleasant said that when […]

May 7, 2018

Tort/Negligence – Premises Liability – Retail Store – Falling Rod – Actual or Constructive Notice

Although plaintiff alleges that she was injured while she was standing in the check-out line at defendant’s store when an “extender arm” (a rod which attaches to clothing racks in order to hang clothing) fell off a counter and struck her foot. However, plaintiff has not presented any evidence (1) that defendant put the rod […]

Jun 15, 2017

Faulty railing leads to fall, $3.47M settlement

A 48-year-old man who suffered numerous fractures when he fell through railing while working at a manufacturing plant has settled his premises liability suit for $3.47 million, his attorney reports. Many of the details of the case were withheld pursuant to a confidentiality agreement. According to the man’s attorney, David Yarborough Jr. of Yarborough Applegate […]

Jul 21, 2015

Tort/Negligence — Premises Liability – Landlord/Tenant – Apartment Complex – No Duty

Wright v. PRG Real Estate Management, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-063-15, 20 pp.) (John Few, C.J.) (John Lockemy, J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) Appealed from Richland County Circuit Court (W. Jeffrey Young, J.) S.C. App. Holding: An apartment complex landlord had a “courtesy officer” program, with foot patrols of only two hours […]

Apr 16, 2014

Victim of Rock Hill shooting can sue Cash on the Spot, court holds

A woman who was shot twice while trying to collect money at the Cash on the Spot in Rock Hill will be able to sue the company’s owners for negligence after the South Carolina Supreme Court voted to retroactively apply a rule for premises liability that the court announced in 2011. Ida Lord was shot […]

Nov 17, 2011

Tort/Negligence – Premises Liability – Voluntary Undertaking – Hospital Security – Assault in Parking Lot

Hammond v. AlliedBarton Security Services, LLC A security firm’s voluntary undertaking to provide security at a hospital is limited to those actions delineated in the firm’s contract with the hospital. The security firm’s motion for summary judgment is granted.

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