A floor collapse at a clubhouse near Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina left six victims with serious injuries. About 30 individuals who attended a party that began on Saturday at the clubhouse of the Woodlands of Clemson off-campus housing complex became injured after the floor collapsed early on Sunday morning around 12:30am. Most of the party guests attend the university, and six of them remain hospitalized. According to the local planning and codes department, the occupancy amount for the upper level of the clubhouse where the floor collapse occurred is 135 people.
If the owner of a property or business does not ensure that the condition of the building remains safe and well-maintained, visitors may be in danger of incurring various injuries or even fatalities. A floor collapse may be the result of a lack of upkeep, architectural flaws, or faulty installation when the structure was built. Other premises liability issues like uneven stairwells, poor lighting, or deteriorating ceilings may exist as well.
CSA Law partner, W. Hugh McAngus, Jr., was interviewed by NBC-affiliate WYFF 4, for his viewpoint on liability in the accident. View the news clip here.
If you or someone you love became injured at a poorly maintained or otherwise dangerous property or business, contact our Columbia slip and fall accident lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. at 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout South Carolina in the following counties, Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, Newberry County, and in the municipalities of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg from our six offices in the state.