Medicaid Planning & Medicaid Eligibility

Effective Medicaid Planning addresses Medicaid Issues and Medicaid Eligibility

The laws surrounding Medicaid eligibility are complex and you should consult an experienced and knowledgeable Medicaid planning attorney to address issues and provide you with a comprehensive strategy tailored to your individual situation. The Medicaid planning process involves developing a plan to reallocate your assets in such a way that Medicaid will not take them into consideration when determining your eligibility for coverage. If you will require nursing home care in the future, you will then qualify to have Medicaid pay for the cost of care, rather than depleting your own resources to cover these costs. Our experienced Medicaid planning attorneys provide guidance throughout this process.

Medicaid planning is a process of working within all applicable laws to set aside savings for the benefit of nursing home residents who will otherwise be economically devastated by the exorbitant cost of private nursing home care. Through asset preservation, implementation of a Medicaid plan allows the resident continued access to the many things not otherwise covered by nursing home Medicaid.

One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial price. Depending on location and level of care, nursing homes cost between $35,000 and $150,000 a year.  To learn more read our Medicaid Planning information located in our Legal Resources section of our website.

Premises Liability Accidents & Injuries Can Occur Anywhere

Premises liability is an area of law which holds a landowner, land occupant, or tenant legally and financially responsible for injuries to another person sustained on their property.  In a South Carolina premises liability claim, the injured party must demonstrate that the owner or tenant had control of the land and also had control of the condition which caused the injuries.

An owner or tenant may be liable for failure to notify and warn you about hazardous conditions on the property.  Premises liability may involve multiple parties including a business owner, security company, or state or federal government entity.

Our premises liability attorneys represent individuals who have suffered injuries that can occur just about anywhere including:

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[li]Construction sites [/li]
[li]Private homes[/li]
[li]Public parks [/li]
[li]Restaurants [/li]
[li]Shopping centers [/li]
[li]Walking paths [/li]

In South Carolina, the most common type of premises liability claim is a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident.  A person may slip and fall, being injured due to a slippery, sticky or oily ground or an unknown or foreign substance on a floor.  Holes in the ground or unmaintained steps can also be causes of injuries in a slip and fall premises liability claim.

Types of South Carolina Premises Liability Injuries and a Cases a Premises Liability Lawyer Handles:

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[li]Swimming pool accidents[/li]
[li]Dog bites and animal attacks[/li]
[li]Defective stairways and stair collapse[/li]
[li]Elevator and escalator accidents[/li]
[li]Porch collapse and porch railing failures[/li]
[li]Tripping or falling due to uneven surfaces[/li]
[li]Balcony and deck defects[/li]
[li]Floor or building collapse[/li]
[li]Accidents caused by snow and ice[/li]
[li]Falls on short, unmarked flights of stairs or steps[/li]
[li]Fire and smoke injuries[/li]
[li]Injuries, assaults and wrongful death from negligent security[/li]
[li]Defects at commercial properties causing slips, trips or falls[/li]
[li]Injuries from flooding or water leaks or spills[/li]
[li]Slips and falls from cleaning agents[/li]
[li]Slips and falls caused by spilled food or drinks[/li]
[li]Inadequate lighting[/li]
[li]Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals[/li]
[li]Building code or housing code violations[/li]
[li]Failure to repair or maintain premises[/li]
[li]Improper commercial displays[/li]
[li]Falling merchandise in stores[/li]
[li]Unprotected holes and uneven surfaces[/li]
[li]Unmarked stairs or steps[/li]
[li]Rapes and sexual assault[/li]

Following a “slip and fall” injury or any premises liability accident in which the landowner, tenant or property occupant is responsible; the attorneys at Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP can help you bring a claim to recover damages for:

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[li]Lost wages[/li]
[li]Future lost wages [/li]
[li]Medical bills [/li]
[li]Pain and suffering [/li]
[li]Other accident related expenses [/li]

If you find you or someone you know has suffered injury on someone’s property you may have a premises liability claim and be entitled to damages and compensation.  We will review your potential case in light of the laws and circumstances and advise you whether or not you may be able to bring a premises liability claim against the property owner, tenant or land occupier. We encourage you to contact a premises liability lawyer at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP at 864.582.6727 to schedule an appointment today to discuss the legal options.  Don’t wait any longer; a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations for personal injury and premises liability claim in South Carolina expires.  We are ready to put our experienced premises liability trial attorneys to work for you.