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As populations increase, so do motor vehicle accidents

More and more people are moving to the state of South Carolina to take advantage of the wonderful climate and great opportunities that this great state has to offer. Due to this population boom, more vehicles than ever before are sharing crowded roadways across the state. With so many vehicles sharing roads, motor vehicle accidents become almost inevitable.

A recent accident in Richland County left one person dead and three others injured. The accident occurred during the late afternoon hours on Garners Ferry Road. According to accident reports, an eastbound Mazda SUV was attempting to make a left turn and failed to yield to an oncoming Nissan.

Slip-and-fall accidents can result in injuries

Business and property owners in South Carolina and across the country have a legal obligation to keep properties and businesses free of hazards and safe for all visitors. Sometimes, tools from routine maintenance may be left lying around or liquids may be left on the floor from cleaning. These are examples of hazards that can be very dangerous and have the potential to cause slip-and-fall accidents.

A man in another state filed a lawsuit after he allegedly slipped and fell in a medical facility. According to the lawsuit, the man was visiting a relative in the facility. Allegedly, he encountered a liquid substance on the floor, which caused him to slip and fall. The man claims he suffered injuries due to the fall.

Motor vehicle accidents are on the rise across South Carolina

Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is a privilege that should never be taken for granted.  Populations continue to rise across the great state of South Carolina, which means that roadways are more crowded than ever before. Navigating these crowded and congested roadways can be one of the most dangerous daily activities in the lives of most South Carolinians. Motor vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and the consequences can be fatal. 

A recent car crash in Charleston left three people dead and two others injured. The accident happened during the overnight hours near a popular intersection in North Charleston. According to witness reports, a Chevrolet Camaro was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a red light at the intersection.

Motor vehicle accidents frequently prove fatal for pedestrians

South Carolina residents should not have to worry about their lives when out walking. Unfortunately, in many areas taking a walk has become nearly as dangerous as driving a car. Drivers who speed or are distracted while driving may cause motor vehicle accidents, which have the potential to result in fatal injuries for pedestrians. A young child was recently fatally injured in one such accident.

Authorities have released few details of the collision at this time. What is known is that a mother was walking with her 3-week-old baby on a recent Sunday evening when the two were struck by a car. The ultimate cause behind the crash has not been determined. 

Golf cart safety 101

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.

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