Lowcountry Injury Law personal injury lawyers, wth Beaufort and Hilton Head offices, also handle other types of accident and injury cases, including motorcycle collisions, boating accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, playground and amusement ride accidents, and other accident cases.
Riding motorcycles is fun, but dangerous. The danger is generally not from the riders, but from the drivers of the four-wheel “cages” who often do not keep a proper lookout for motorcycles as they should. Motorcycle-car accidents are on the rise and this trend will continue as more baby boomers continue to join motorcycle clubs in trying to recapture their youth. The attorneys at Lowcountry Injury Law know how to litigate these cases; how to hold the negligent drivers responsible; and how to force insurance companies to pay the compensation our clients deserve. For information about motorcycle safety and regulations, go to National Highway Traffic Safety Comm.
With the Lowcountry area of South Carolina being surrounded by water ways, boating accidents are not uncommon. Operating a boat takes training and experience. Unfortunately, many boat owners have neither and also lack common sense – a dangerous combination. Mix alcohol with those ingredients, and you have the recipe for a tragedy. Contact Us if you or a family member have been injured in a boating accident.
One of the first personal injury cases handled by attorney Dan Denton involved a dog attack by a trained attack-dog German Shepherd owned by the operator of a traveling carnival, which left a carnival patron with serious facial scars. In South Carolina, as in most states, laws place strict liability upon dog owners for injuries caused by their animals. There is no longer any such thing as “one free dog bite” so as to prove the owner had notice of their pet’s dangerous tendencies. See S.C. Dog Bite-Attack Statute. If a dog owner is callous enough to maintain a known vicious dog which attacks and harms someone, in addition to recovering for actual damages, a dog-bite victim may be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages is intended to not only punish a wrongdoer for gross, wanton, reckless conduct, but to serve as a warning and deterrent to others from engaging in such behavior.
If you or a loved one have been attacked and injured by a dog or other animal, contact the Lowcountry Injury Law accident and personal injury lawyers in Beaufort, South Carolina and in Hilton Head.
Our children are innocent and vulnerable, and we often take it for granted that they will be safe when they are at the local playground or amusement park. But when the accident happens, you need to make sure that you and your family's rights are protected. Serious injuries and deaths resulting from amusement park, playground, or recreational accidents can be highly complex, involving product manufacturers, design professionals, and premises owners. Various governmental and private industry standards govern the safe design, construction and maintenance of playground and amusement park equipment and facilities. For instance the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued the Public Playground Safety Handbook (CPSC) and South Carolina has adopted the S.C. Amusement Rides Safety Code.
Negligent Supervision Claims
When someone has charge of, or the responsibility for the care of another person, and that person is injured because his caretaker was negligent, then the injured person would have a negligent supervision claim. The most common types of negligent supervision claim involve negligent supervision of children, the elderly, and employees. Examples include parents that fail to properly supervise other children visiting their home, such as allowing them on a trampoline without supervision, or keeping an unsecured gun in the house; a school hiring a teacher with a criminal record and failing to supervise his activities; a nursing home failing to watch out for an elderly patient who has a high risk of a falling; and a trucking company that hires a driver with a DUI record and fails to monitor him. If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligent supervision by another, you should consult with experiences accident and personal injury lawyers such as those at Lowcountry Injury Law with offices in Beaufort and Hilton Head.
Lowcountry Injury Law Attorneys represent personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from causes such as:
Dangerous and poorly designed, or poorly maintained playground equipment (merry-go-rounds, monkey bars, swings, etc.)
Inadequate safety measures (lack of soft surface or protection against jagged edges, and other safeguards not in place)
Inadequate supervision of children
Defective products (trampolines, scooters, wave runners, etc.)
Negligently designed or maintained amusement park and carnival rides
Unsafe public property
Failure to post warnings about dangerous conditions
Failure to properly train staff.