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Compensation Available to Family? Tammy Perreault, 63, Dies After Being Struck By Beach Umbrella in Horry County, South Carolina

Posted By Danny Dalton | August 12 2022 | Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

An umbrella being blown in the wind struck 63-year-old Tammy Perreault of Surfside Beach and impaled her. The incident occurred at Beach Access 14 on Calhoun Drive in Garden City, Horry County Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses say the umbrella struck Perreault on the left side of the upper torso.

Perreault was known in the community for her caring heart. Scotty’s Beach Bar in Surfside Beach posted the following on social media about Perreault and the loss:

“Today with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of a dear friend and kind-hearted local, Tammy Perreault. Some things we will never begin to understand but what we do know is no one has a bad thing to say about this woman. To be as sweet as her day in and day out should be a goal for all.”

Steps to Take in Litigating a Beach Accident Case:

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in beach accidents and premises liability accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims in premises liability and beach accidents:

Preserve and collect relevant evidence as soon as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, video footage, photographs, the actual umbrella, signage, etc.

Retain an expert to inspect the scene of the accident.

Obtain a copy of the accident report and speak with the witnesses and responding officer.

Collect medical records and bills

Identify and research all relevant parties – the municipality, the owner of the beach umbrellas, and other government or private entities that had a role in the leasing, maintenance, and installation of the umbrellas.

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from beach and premises liability accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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