Can I Sue My Doctor for Negligence?
We put our trust in doctors to help make us well. Sadly, too many medical professionals are negligent in how they perform their jobs and patients end up even sicker than before. In addition to needing more medical care, they can suffer pain and job loss. At Surasky Law, our Aiken, SC personal injury attorney can help analyze whether you can sue your doctor for medical negligence, also called medical malpractice if you contact us today. Let us get started reviewing what you kn
How to Sue a City for Negligence and If You Should
Thousands of people work for the South Carolina government, including cities and counties. Most of us come into contact with one of these people or pass them on the road each and every day. We think nothing of it—until we are injured due to their negligence. If you are injured by a city employee, you might consider suing and ask how to sue a city for negligence. However, there are certain hurdles you need to overcome. Like other states, South Carolina makes it hard to obtain
5 Ways on How to Prove Landlord Negligence
Tenants deserve a safe living environment. What’s more, South Carolina has building codes which require landlords to address dangerous or inadequate living conditions so that premises are habitable. Any landlord who fails can face fines and other penalties. But how to prove landlord negligence? Defined simply, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care. A landlord can be negligent when they act or don’t act when they should. For example, negligent landlords can cre
What is Negligent Hiring?
Many of our clients are hurt by another employee and may ask if they can sue the employer and the employee responsible for the harm. At Surasky Law, we use our deep experience in Aiken, SC personal injury law for our clients’ benefit. Below, we review the key legal concepts regarding suing an employer, such as vicarious liability and negligent hiring. We will gladly discuss how those legal rules impact your case in a free consultation. What is Vicarious Liability? In most sit
What Is Culpable Negligence?
In South Carolina, negligence is the failure to use necessary care under the circumstances. Negligence is the most common cause of action for personal injury cases and comes into play when a distracted driver hits someone or a lazy property owner neglects to fix a hazard. Not all negligence is the same, however. South Carolina also recognizes “gross negligence,” which might be called “culpable negligence” in other states (like Florida). Gross negligence is even more serious t