What do I have to prove in a premises liability lawsuit?

In general, to recover in a premises liability lawsuit in South Carolina, on must first prove that the owner or occupier of the land owed a duty to the plaintiff. This usually depends on the type of land in question and the reason the plaintiff was on the land to begin with. Second, one must prove that the defendant was negligent in owning or failing to maintain the land in a reasonable safe condition. Lastly, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligence in owning or maintaining the land was the proximate cause of his or her injuries.