Premises Liability Comparative Negligence

Premises liability comparative negligence is a law that allows the victim of a slip and fall to recover compensation from the negligent property owner, even if the injured party contributed to his or her injuries.

Comparative negligence is a form of negligence that applied to claims filed in South Carolina.  Claims filed in North Carolina must follow contributory negligence laws.

If you file a premises liability claim, and the jury finds that you were 10% responsible for the injuries you sustained, then the property owner will only have to compensate you for 90% of the damages.

In many cases, comparative negligence is only applicable if you are 50% or less liable.  If the jury determines that you are more than 50% liable, then you may not be able to collect any compensation from your premises liability claim.

Premises liability comparative negligence can be a huge benefit in settling your slip and fall claim.  However, comparative negligence can also be difficult to prove, so it is a good idea to hire a premises liability lawyer who understands the rules and regulations.

Comparative negligence can be a difficult concept, and proving to the jury that you are only partly responsible for your injuries can be complicated.  By hiring an experienced premises liability lawyer, you will have a better chance at recovering compensation.

If you have been injured from any type of premises liability, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Bills
  • Future Medical Costs
  • Permanent Disability

Learn more about other types of premises liability negligence, such as contributory negligence and negligence.

Contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® to schedule you free initial consultation today.