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Negligent Property Owners Should Be Held Accountable. We're the Firm To Make It Happen.

Suffering an injury can be extremely expensive and frustrating, especially when it happens because of another person's negligence. When property owners fail to take proper precautions to ensure their property is safe, victims can suffer injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries, such as broken bones and head trauma. Sadly, insurance companies often take an aggressive stance in defending property owners from personal injury claims. They may try to shift the blame to the victim for the accident, claiming you did not take reasonable precautions around a hazard or accuse you of trespassing on the property. Therefore, it's crucial that you have a skilled premises liability attorney on your side to build a strong claim and push back against insurance companies.

If you've been hurt on another person's or business' property due to no fault of your own, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson as soon as possible. Our North Carolina and South Carolina premises liability lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim and help you recover full and fair compensation for the damages stemming from your accident.

What is Premises Liability?

Each year, thousands of people sustain injuries while on someone else's property. If the property owner doesn't adequately address hazards, a person may slip or trip and fall and suffer serious injuries. This area of law regarding the liability of property owners for personal injury is called Premises Liability.

When you take a trip to the grocery store, the mall, the gym, or your neighbor's home, you expect the property to be free of any hazards to prevent any injuries from occurring. Premises liability is a legal concept that holds owners and possessors of property accountable for damages suffered by people who are lawfully on their property. Property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are safe and free of hazards that may cause injury for guests, customers, clients, employees, and other visitors. This duty applies to both private and public property owners. Some of the most common premises liability cases we handle include:

  • Injuries from falling merchandise
  • Poor property maintenance
  • Dog bites
  • Ice and snow accidents
  • Defectively designed and poorly maintained swimming pools
  • Fires
  • Inadequate security
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Restaurant accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Retaining wall collapses
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes

At Grimes Teich Anderson, our North and South Carolina premises liability lawyers are well-versed in these types of claims and more. Whether you were hurt in a grocery store, slipped, tripped or fell at work, or were assaulted in an area that lacked security, we can help. We know the law surrounding premises liability. Our attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate all aspects of your accident and build a solid case on your behalf.

Proving Fault In Premises Liability Case After an Accident

If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a hazard on someone else's property, typically, the property owner will be held liable. However, just because an injury occurred on someone's property doesn't always mean that the owner was negligent. Identifying the property owner and proving their liability can be tricky, even if your injuries are severe and resulted in damages. In practice, to establish a case, a premises liability attorney in North Carolina or South Carolina generally must prove that:

  • You were lawfully on the property (meaning that the owner invited you or hired you to work on the property), and the property owner owed you a duty of care.
  • A dangerous condition or hazard existed.
  • The property owner was fully aware of or should have known of the hazard.
  • The property owner failed to fix, address, or warn visitors of the dangerous condition.
  • Injuries occurred as a result of the hazard.
  • Due to the injuries, the victim suffered damages, including medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

In addition to the owner, someone in possession, occupancy, or control of the property, such as a residential or commercial building tenant, may be held liable if that party exercised sufficient control over the property. 

Compensation For Premises Liability Claims in the Carolinas

In South Carolina, a plaintiff may be able to recover damages in a premises liability claim as long as the plaintiff's negligence is not greater than the negligence of all other parties. In North Carolina, the law bars compensation if the plaintiff is found at all negligent in causing the accident. However, a plaintiff who prevails in a premises liability claim may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost income and reduced earning capacity
  • Personal property damage
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

If you've been injured on someone else's property and want to bring your case to court, you need to take action now. If you wait too long to pursue the case, evidence can be lost, memories of the accident can fade, witnesses can move, or the statute of limitations could expire on your claim and bar you from recovery. That's why finding the right premises liability lawyer to represent your case following your accident is so important.

What Can A Premises Liability Lawyer Do For Me?

To navigate the complexities of premises liability, you'll want a dedicated legal team on your side. Navigating the premises liability claims process can be challenging for those without a background in law. It's very easy to make costly mistakes along the way, and one oversight could be all it takes to derail your case. An experienced attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to support the claim, gather evidence and present a valid argument against the defending party. After learning the facts surrounding your accident, a personal injury lawyer can offer a detailed explanation of any viable legal claims that you may have. Most personal injury cases do not reach trial. However, the opposing party and the insurance company must know you're not afraid to go to court. If they still refuse to settle, The North Carolina and South Carolina premises liability attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson have the litigation experience to represent your interests. 

Consult With A Premises Liability Lawyer Today

If you suffered an injury on the property of another, you should take action as soon as possible. At Grimes Teich Anderson, our attorneys are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Your premises liability case matters to us, and we want to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.


We proudly represent good people across the Carolinas and we're ready to help you too. Our attorneys are ready to answer any questions you have and help determine the best course of action for your situation. Schedule a free consultation by calling 800-533-6845 or completing our contact form online.

"I made a wise decision in choosing Grimes Teich Anderson to handle my personal injury claim. I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves battling an insurance company that doesn’t care that you’re injured and in a bind. Great job guys."

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"What a great group to work with. Grimes Teich Anderson are very knowledgeable and take the time to go over everything and explain the process clearly to make sure you get the most you deserve. I highly recommend this firm."

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535 College St,
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-0800

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


244 Porter St Suite D,
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 564-2488

Personal Injury Fax:
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Workers' Comp Fax:
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117 Laurel Dr,
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 286-1033

Personal Injury Fax:
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Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


12474 NC-226,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-7700

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(828) 236-9200


385 N Haywood St,
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-7888

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111 E North St,
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 421-0770
Fax: (877) 518-0107

*Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results, or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney's fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingency fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

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