In 2011 in front of The Yachtsman hotel ( walking up from The Breaker's) my husband& I saw sign on the sidewalk side in front of The Yachtsman Club that says ( & still does as of this past Aug) Pier 14 with an arrow pointing to the back of their hotel.Wanting to go see the then new boardwalk we walked down between the hotel. I passed by then heard an awful sound like someone pushed my husband( who is 6 ft tall& then about 220 lbs) do the ground hard. I turn around to find him flat out on the ground. Here he tripped over a long-skinny wall that protruds out from The Yachtsman's clubs retaining wall( that is & was as of Aug of this year all crumbled all across the back of their property), but this one long-skinny piece laid crossway close to the boarwalk& was sliced& that is what he fell over. His foot hit the sliced part of the unusal wall addition. He finally got up. No one was behind us& the customers in the Yachtsman's property that shoild of seen us ignored us. So my husband got up& walked a little as I was afraid an elderly person or young child would hit that broken piece of odd little wall & get hurt worse. As I didn't know what injuries my husband had yet as he was stunned. So I walked to the front of their hotel to ask someone to fix it. It took awhile to find a security guard who was more interested in telling me his life story. He said he would put something on the wall right then to protect others. So my husband& I went back to our hotel where we called the police due to his breathing problems& pains he started to have. So I had to fiqure out where the Grand-Strand hospital was. He broke his wrist& 2- ribs from the fall.
I spent that friday( Labor day weekend speaking with a nice women from The City of Myrtlebeach. She had to send men out to decide who's property the broken wall was on due as you walked by it you were on the boardwalk. She decided it was the Yachtsman's Club property& advised me to make a report with them. So my husband& I walked back up there. After having to move rooms( we were suppose to be home after our 8 days stay& we had to pay for 2 more days of our rental car, room, food, etc.) as we get back up to the Yachtsman club 3 days after the accident the defective wall was still not fixed in anyway. No business people would speak to us for the accident report or anything so we had to talk to 3 security guards to which I had to leave their office once due to they would not write defective-wall( even though they all saw it& agreedit was, finally they did write that& I had them sign it.
We didn't do anything to get any of our monies back from being inconvienced, etc as attorneies I called down there didn't seem to care. Could'nt get our hotel to cut us a break on the extra days we stayed, etc.
i did get pictures of the wall& the whole wall across the whole back of the yachtsman's club's property is crumbled even as of this past Aug
& the piece that sticks out& is broken is duck tapped with grey tape.
I would never have gone back to Myrtle after the way No one sypathized or tried to help or didn't care when you have an accident due to a sign saying to go that way( I had to prove to the security guards the sign is in front of their property I have pictures of everything).
We did return this past summer. I hope the Yachtsman's club has new owners, but I doubt it due to the comdition of the wall. Oh well I would' nt stay there. Wish we could of sued them even just to get our out of pocket money back for those 2 days& the pain& suffering my husband endured. Also I almost forgot when he fell he hit my foot& leg. I spent 6 months of money out of pocket & going to the chiropractor( he even tried to give me an attorney )thank God that is all that happend.
Glad we went back this past summer, but we be very careful& stay close to our hotel at dusk.
Should of written this then, but just been bothering me ever since.
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