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.

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$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.
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What is Insurance Bad Faith?

In South Carolina, insurance coverage is a necessary part of life—from home to auto, life to long-term care. We take out policies and work hard to pay our monthly premiums, trusting that should we need to file a claim, our insurer will be there for us. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. 

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Yarborough Applegate Sponsors Neighbors Together 40th Birthday Bash

As Neighbors Together celebrates its 40th birthday this week, Yarborough Applegate continues its support of the social service organization by serving as the presenting sponsor of a community Birthday Bash.

A 2023 Three-Peat: Yarborough Applegate Defends CCBA Softball Championship Title Once Again

The ’93 and ’98 Bulls. The ’00s Yankees. The ’02 Lakers. Last month, Yarborough Applegate secured a place in the sports history books among the most esteemed of company: three-peat champs.

Shene Hawk Talks Trial Prep in Paralegal Magazine

Recently, Shene Hawk published an article that lets fellow paralegals in on some of the key trial prep lessons she has learned over the years. 

South Carolina Association For Justice
An Exciting Re-Election and Continuing to Lead the Pack on Insurance Bad Faith: Highlights from the 2023 SCAJ Annual Convention

South Carolina Association for Justice’s 2023 Annual Convention brought trial attorneys from across the state together for three days of legal seminars and professional networking on Hilton Head Island.

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Caitlin Clancy Advises Fellow Litigation Paralegals on “Finding the Calm in the Chaos” 

In the inevitable frenzy leading up to and during trial, paralegals play many important roles—chief among them a critical source of calm in the chaos.

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