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Golf carts seem fairly safe. They don't go very fast, so just how dangerous could they be? Just like other moving vehicles, golf carts can be dangerous and require safe handling. It doesn't take much to lose control of a golf cart and flip it over.

Since these vehicles have no doors, riders can get hurt very easily if things go wrong. For example, imagine jumping in your golf cart and heading to the course to play a round of 18. While you don't have to travel very far to get to the golf course, you still must share the road with cars and other vehicles on your way to the clubhouse. If one of the other drivers fails to follow the rules of the road, you could find yourself the victim of a very serious accident.

Attorneys may be able to help victims of slip-and-fall accidents

There are many different factors that could result in an injury on private property in South Carolina or other areas. Slip-and-fall accidents often occur when property owners fail to take certain measures to insure their facility is safe. When this happens, they may find themselves legally responsible for any injuries that are suffered on the premises. A woman in another state is pursuing legal action against a corporation after a fall.

According to reports, the woman was in the lobby of an office building when the accident occurred. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the elevator stopped too high, failing to become level with the floor. When the woman attempted to enter the elevator, she tripped on the high floor and fell to the rear wall.

Motor vehicle accidents often fatal for any bicyclists involved

It is crucial for drivers to remain aware of their surroundings. When drivers fail to do this, they may cause motor vehicle accidents that could have devastating consequences for those involved. A South Carolina bicyclist was recently killed after being struck by a car.

Police stated that the collision occurred on Highway 378. For reasons that are still unclear, a vehicle traveling westbound struck a bicyclist from behind. The car then continued on, fleeing the scene. Further details of the crash have not been released at this time.

Slip-and-fall accidents may lead to serious injuries

When businesses or property owners are careless, they may find themselves legally responsible for any injuries that may occur at their facilities. Slip-and-fall accidents are a common reason lawsuits may be filed against businesses in South Carolina and across the country. A woman in another state recently filed such a lawsuit after being injured at a store.

According to the woman, she was shopping at an Albertsons when she tripped over a rug. She claimed that the rug was "improperly and dangerously hidden partially underneath a display." The complaint indicates that the rug was either folded or rolled rather than laying flat, which caused an unreasonable tripping hazard.

Motor vehicle accidents are more likely to occur on icy roads

When temperatures start dropping, drivers must proceed with even more caution than usual. Weather factors such as rain and icy roads can easily result in motor vehicle accidents. A pedestrian was recently killed after one South Carolina man failed to drive safely in bad weather conditions.

Few details of the crash have been released at this time. According to authorities, the young man was driving on a local road just after 8 a.m. Initial investigation by police showed that he was driving too fast for the conditions at that time. In doing so, his vehicle struck a pedestrian. 

Motor vehicle accidents may lead to fatalities

Car crashes can happen within seconds and result in injuries for those involved. Many different factors can contribute to motor vehicle accidents, such as distracted driving or bad weather conditions. Several people were injured and one was killed in a recent South Carolina collision.

Few details of the crash have been released at this time. Authorities stated that, for reasons that have yet to be determined, a driver traveling westbound lost control of the vehicle. This led to that car hitting the center median and crossing into the opposite lanes. The car then struck three other vehicles.

Drinking and driving often results in motor vehicle accidents

Car crashes often result in property damage and serious injury for those involved. A South Carolina man tragically lost his life as a result of the injuries he suffered in a recent collision. Negligent drivers are often a cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents such as this.

Police reported that the victim was a passenger in the car that crashed. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the driver seemingly lost control of the vehicle and drove off the left side of the road. The car then overturned before hitting an embankment. 

Uninsured motorist insurance might be a good investment

Driving in Surfside Beach is just as dangerous as driving anywhere else. Every day you could a few seconds or a few minutes away from a wreck with a distracted or otherwise reckless driver. You might think that since you have car insurance, you do not have to worry about the financial toll a car collision can have. In fact, since it is law for a driver to carry car insurance, you probably feel confident that if you are in a wreck with another driver, and he or she is at fault, that person's insurance will take care of all of the expenses.

However, what happens if the person who causes the accident does not have car insurance? Will your insurance company cover all of the costs?

Motor vehicle accidents may involve private driveways

A car accident sadly took the life of one person in South Carolina recently, whereas two other people were injured in the wreck. The crash occurred along South Carolina 901. These types of motor vehicle accidents may occur due to the carelessness of a driver, in which case the negligent driver may be held financially responsible for injuries and deaths resulting from such a collision.

The recent accident occurred at about 1:20 p.m. beyond city limits. The car accident involved three automobiles. According to police, an individual was entering the highway from a private driveway. This individual was trying to make a turn toward the south and was suddenly struck by a truck that was towing a trailer.

Motor vehicle accidents may result from disregarding stop signs

Two individuals tragically lost their lives in a South Carolina car crash recently. Meanwhile, four other people, including a teenager, suffered injuries in the collision. These types of motor vehicle accidents may happen if a driver is careless, which is grounds for litigation.

The accident took place at a street intersection at about 3:30 p.m. According to police, a 24-year-old man was driving an SUV and failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, a 15-year-old girl driving another car crashed into driver's side of the man's vehicle.

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