Premises Liability / Construction Accidents


If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by dangerous conditions and building code violations at construction sites, rental homes, retail stores, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, or job sites, you need real help. Our premises liability attorneys investigate, partner with necessary experts, and secure evidence to secure a solution to help you heal and move forward.

$7 Million

Premises Liability and TBI

This confidential pre-suit settlement was reached on behalf of a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall at a premise due to faulty construction.

$2.35 Million

Construction Site Settlement for Injured Drywall Worker

This settlement was reached after our client, an undocumented Mexican immigrant and drywall worker, fell 15 feet through a set of shoddily constructed stairs while carrying construction materials and landed on the concrete below. The stairs were built by a subcontractor and were noncompliant with the building code, lacked the required bolts, bracing and ledgers, and were unable to support a reasonable and expected load during the course of construction. As a result, our client suffered severe injuries, including a spinal cord injury, persistent bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction, right-lower extremity weakness, knee instability, a traumatic brain injury and post-concussive disorder. We recovered all available insurance policy limits.

$1.5 Million

Judgment Obtained for Premises Liability

This judgment was obtained for the client against a local club for spinal injuries sustained by a patron who was assaulted by the club's bouncer.

$1.5 Million

Settlement for Premises Liability / Construction Site Injury

Our client was visiting a construction site when the employee of a framing contractor dropped a stack of roofing trusses on top of him, causing him to suffer serious injuries that required spinal surgery. We filed a lawsuit against the framing contractors, and both of their insurance companies attempted to evade responsibility and cancel their coverage by filing separate declaratory judgment actions. On the eve of the DJ trial and the trial of the underlying case, the insurance companies tendered this coverage, allowing for this substantial recovery.

$1.4 Million

Settlement for Premises Liability

While playing golf at the Parkland Course in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, our client slipped and fell on a wooden bridge covered in a thin layer of algae. Our attorneys revealed that our client was among many golfers who too had fallen in this same area, meaning the course managers were aware of its dangerous conditions but neglected to take action. The firm settled the case for $1.4 million.

$1 Million

Alcohol Liability Settlement

The attorneys of Yarborough Applegate recently received a policy limits settlement of $1,000,000 for a Deputy who was permanently injured when a bar patron pulled directly into his oncoming lane of travel. Tragically, the impaired female driver—also a victim of the bar’s failure to follow SC law by serving her an excessive amount of alcohol—was killed in the crash.

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We had the opportunity to work alongside Yarborough Applegate on a complex catastrophic injury case where our client was paralyzed. It was truly like working with the masters in their field, watching them transform a good case into a multi-million-dollar settlement for a very deserving client and her family. Law Office of John Redmann, New Orleans, LA Edward Moreno
Trial Lawyer David Lail is a born litigator and one of the best that I have ever seen in 37 years of practicing law. I have associated with him and the Yarborough and Applegate Firm on multiple occasions with outstanding results and very satisfied and happy clients. Excellence is David’s minimum standard. David has obtained verdicts and his firm has obtained settlement amounts that most lawyers hope for in their dreams! Just as important, he and his firm are all very nice people. Trial Lawyer Carl B. Grant
My law firm has been fortunate to co-counsel with Yarborough Applegate on several large wrongful death and personal injury cases. Due to the size and complexity of the cases, I would’ve been unable to handle such large cases on my own since I was a growing personal injury firm with a small staff. Since our first case together, Liam Duffy and the Yarborough Applegate team have worked with me every step of the way, allowed me to learn from their experience, and have handled every deposition, motion, and issue tactically. They have the experience, skill, man-power, professionalism, and war chest to go toe-to-toe with the largest corporations in the world. David W. Martin Law Group, Rock Hill, SC David Martin
It was my firm's pleasure to have Yarborough, Applegate Attorneys at Law and specifically David Lail, Esq. serve as co-counsel. Their firm's and Attorney Lail's professionalism and knowledge were very instrumental in obtaining great results for my client. I look forward to associating their firm in the future." Attorney, Maree Law Firm, P.A., Walterboro, SC Gerald A. Maree
There are not words to express how phenomenal this law firm is. We had a long, complicated case and the attorneys of Yarborough Applegate won a life changing settlement for our family. They were extremely accessible to us any time we had questions and kept us informed every step of the way. On top of their knowledge and expertise, we felt they were truly personally invested in our family. In fact, they have continued to stay in touch with us after settling the case. Highly recommend! Shelly P.
News & Events
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Man Injured in Texting-and-Driving Trucking
Accident Settles for $6.25 Million

After a man was catastrophically injured when his vehicle was hit by a box truck, Yarborough
Applegate attorneys have helped him secure a $6.25 million settlement.

Yarborough Applegate Attorneys David Lail and Liam Duffy Participate in SCAJ Young Lawyers Seminar

The seminar was devoted to sharing and collaborating on strategies for discovery, depositions, and trial  and included a star-studded lineup of trial lawyers recruited by Duffy from across South Carolina and the country.

Celebrating the Women of Yarborough Applegate on International Women’s Day

We are excited to mark International Women’s Day with a recognition of the women who strengthen the success of our firm each and every day.

New Website, Same Unwavering Commitment to Our Clients

We are thrilled to introduce our reimagined website to our clients, legal peers, and our broader Charleston community.

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Yarborough Applegate Proud to Continue Support of Charleston Recovery Nonprofit WakeUp Carolina

As 2022 came to a close, we had the pleasure of attending WakeUp Carolina’s annual fundraising breakfast, where the nonprofit sets the stage for the next year of operations and growth.

2022: A Year of Landmark Cases, Continued Community Involvement, and Exciting Firsts for the SC Legal Profession

As 2022 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the seminal cases and community moments that shaped the last twelve months.

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