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Fatal motor vehicle accidents may stem from negligent driving

One person's life was snuffed out in a tragic accident that recently took place in South Carolina. The car crash involved two automobiles. These types of motor vehicle accidents sometimes happen due to a driver's failure to exercise care behind the wheel, in which case the driver may be held liable in civil court.

The accident took place at around 6:27 p.m. on a Monday. It occurred a little past the Interstate 26 interchange. According to police, a car ended up hitting a disabled car from behind on a bridge.

Slip-and-fall accidents may lead to pain and mental anguish

A woman in another state recently claimed that Family Dollar caused her to suffer serious injuries. She has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the store. Those who suffer harm due to slip-and-fall accidents in South Carolina have the right to seek justice in civil court.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman claimed that, during a shopping trip to one of Family Dollar's stores in December of 2015, she came across boxes in an aisle. The boxes reportedly ended up causing her to slip and fall. The woman asserted that no warning signs had been placed in the area of her fall.

Motor vehicle accidents may happen as a result of negligence

A collision has tragically snatched the lives of two men in South Carolina. The accident took place on a Friday night. These types of motor vehicle accidents may occur due to a driver's carelessness, in which case the negligent driver may be held financially responsible for the injuries and deaths that occurred as a result.

According to police, a single automobile left the roadway and entered the woods before finally coming to a rest sideways. Several crews were called to the accident scene after being alerted that the wreck involved entrapment and ejection. In fact, they had to remove trees to reach the wrecked car.

Slip-and-fall accidents may occur at public events

A woman at a conference in another state recently claimed she suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident while leaving the event. She thus decided to sue the owner of the complex where the accident occurred. Slip-and-fall accidents may happen in South Carolina and elsewhere if property owners are careless, in which case the owners of the properties may be held liable for any resulting injuries.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman claimed that she visited the venue to put up her booth in April of last year. However, police allegedly turned the woman away due to her wearing high-heel shoes. The woman claimed that after she bought tennis shoes nearby, she was allowed to enter the venue.

6 steps to handle a car accident

Imagine driving through Myrtle Beach, your go-to home-away-from-away during the long cold winter months. The light at the upcoming intersection is red, so you come to a nice, gentle stop. When it turns green, you slowly accelerate and move into the intersection. Unfortunately, another driver comes from the street to the right, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he has a red light. The next thing you know, you are spinning around in the middle of the intersection. You have just been in a car accident. Now what?

The first moments after a car wreck can be stressful, hectic and confusing. You may be wondering what to do next. Should you call the police? Should you check on the other driver? Should you even get out of your car? The following steps can provide a guide for what you should do after a car crash.

Pedestrian motor vehicle accidents may happen in bad weather

A woman recently lost her life in a pedestrian accident at a school bus stop in South Carolina. The tragic accident occurred on a Monday morning. These types of motor vehicle accidents can occur due to a driver's negligence, in which case, the driver may be held financially responsible for injuries and deaths resulting from the accident.

The recent accident took place at about 6:45 a.m. Police said a high school student had just gotten on a bus, and the mother of the child had gone to the bus to talk to the driver. The mother was reportedly standing next to the large motor vehicle in the road.

Slip-and-fall accidents just 1 of several types of falls

A slip-and-fall accident can easily occur at a business location in South Carolina that has not been kept up properly. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents may lead to serious injuries that are both physically and financially costly. Besides slips and falls, three other types of falls can take place in business establishments.  

A slip and fall occurs when the feet of a visitor at a store, for example, lose secure contact with the floor. Meanwhile, another type of a fall -- a step and fall -- occurs when a visitor is walking on a surface and the height of the surface unexpectedly changes. For instance, perhaps a dip or hole in the surface causes a visitor to fall.

Highway motor vehicle accidents often lead to death, injuries

A crash recently claimed one person's life in South Carolina, leaving the victim's surviving loved ones questioning how the accident could have happened. In addition, several individuals were injured. These types of motor vehicle accidents often occur due to the carelessness of a motorist, in which case the driver may be held financially responsible for any injuries or deaths resulting from the accident.

The collision occurred on a Friday at a little after 7 p.m. Authorities said a car driver was going east along South Carolina Highway 162. Meanwhile, a pickup truck was going west along the same highway. The pickup truck reportedly slowed down to turn left onto another road.

Slip and fall accidents: Man claims abuse after fall at concert

Seemingly innocent incidents can rapidly escalate out of control. When the negligence of another person results in injury, as in slip and fall accidents, some South Carolina victims seek the advice of an attorney to explore their options for legal recourse. A man in another state is likely being advised by an attorney after his claims of abuse following a fall at a popular Hollywood theater.

The man was attending a concert by a band called Ween at a popular theater, the Hollywood Palladium. He reports that several bottles, cups and various liquids were on the floor in the general admission area. Reportedly, he slipped on some of the rubbish and fell. According to the concert attendee, the guards saw him on the ground, approached him and questioned his situation while he was disoriented from the fall.

Golf cart safety is a primary concern in Surfside Beach

The beach environment of our city makes it an ideal place for a low-key way of living. Snow bunnies and other people flock to the city to enjoy some sand, sun and relaxation. Once you get here, you will probably notice that golf carts and other low speed vehicles are a primary mode of transportation.

South Carolina law has specific guidelines for these vehicles. These laws are meant to keep riders safe. On top of these, everyone should make sure that they are following proper safety procedures.

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