The Floyd Law Firm, PC

Surfside Beach South Carolina Legal Blog

Slip and fall injuries are made more dangerous by glass

Glass is present nearly everywhere we go. From windows and mirrors to cocktail glasses, it is a material that we take for granted. However, when glass breaks, it can become very dangerous.

When an item breaks on a premises and shards of glass result from the breakage, it is important that it is dealt with immediately in order to prevent injury. Even the smallest fragments of glass can be enough to cause injuries when a person slips and falls on it, and since these shards are so small, it means that if action is not taken quickly, the glass could be transferred to skin, clothing or even food.

Driving while intoxicated leads to motor vehicle accidents

Unfortunately, driving while under the influence of alcohol continues to be a very real problem in South Carolina. It is common knowledge that getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Despite increased public awareness and efforts by police forces across the country to combat this problem, drunk driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in America.

Recently, a man was charged with driving under the influence after a crash in Anderson that injured five people. The crash happened at night on Highway 29. According to reports, the man was traveling south and struck a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. The vehicle careened off the roadway and struck three pedestrians who were on the shoulder of the road, reports said.

Tools left lying on the floor can cause slip-and-fall accidents

Customers should not have to fear for their safety when they visit stores, restaurants and other public places. Laws have been established in the state of South Carolina for the protection of those who visit business and public properties. These premises liability laws say property and business owners must provide a safe, hazard-free environment for all lawful visitors. Far too often in stores across the country, tools and other foreign objects from remodeling projects or routine maintenance are left lying on the floor. These can turn into dangerous hazards with the potential to cause slip-and-fall accidents.

A man in another state recently filed a lawsuit after he allegedly slipped and fell over a toolbox in a business. The lawsuit says that the man was visiting a local flooring supply store and encountered an unattended toolbox that was left lying on the ground. The man claims he tripped and fell on the alleged hazard and suffered injuries.

In South Carolina, deadly motor vehicle accidents are on the rise

Drivers these days face an abundance of dangers. In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for those under 50 years of age. A recent crash involving three vehicles claimed the life of one person in Richland County, South Carolina. The accident occurred during the afternoon hours at a popular intersection.

According to accident reports, a Jeep SUV and a Toyota sedan were stopped at the intersection traffic light. Reportedly, the driver of a Ford van was unable to stop at the intersection and slammed into the rear of the Toyota. This ignited a chain reaction crash and caused the Toyota to collide with the rear of the Jeep SUV, reports said.

Motor vehicle accidents: Motorcyclist killed in recent crash

South Carolina is home to an abundance of scenic roadways that are frequented by motorcyclists throughout the year. However, motorcyclists often face unique challenges and risks that may not be present for those who are traveling by automobile. Due to their smaller size, motorcycles can be harder for other motorists to spot, which can increase the odds for an accident. Since motorcyclists are completely exposed with minimal protection, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are more likely to result in serious injury or death.

A recent accident in York County claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The accident occurred at night on East Highway 160. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Nissan car was attempting a left turn and pulled into the path of the motorcyclist.

Watch out for dangerous rental scooters or mopeds

You head to Myrtle Beach for a getaway. You need some time near the ocean. You want to forget about your job for a week. Maybe you want to take the kids somewhere new and exciting; maybe you plan to travel by yourself or with a spouse.

No matter what, it is a trip geared around relaxation and fun. That's it. You feel sick of endless goals and deadlines. A vacation helps that stress just float away. It recharges you and shows you what you're working for.

Slip and fall accidents: Woman files suit after fall in casino

Thousands of people are injured every year across the country due to dangerous conditions in public places such as stores and restaurants. What is even more frustrating is that these injuries may be prevented by taking a few basic safety precautions. Things like bunched up floor mats, liquid on the floor or uneven ground can lead to slip and fall accidents. Laws implemented in the state of South Carolina make it the responsibility of property and business owners to remove or repair potential hazards. Victims who are injured by hazards in stores and business may be able to take legal action.

A woman in another state claims she was injured after falling in a casino, and she has filed a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the woman was a guest at the casino and was walking through the establishment. The woman claims she encountered a hole in the ground that caused her to fall.

Motor vehicle accidents: Roadways are becoming hazardous

Roadways across the state of South Carolina are more dangerous than ever before. Higher traffic volumes mean highways are constantly congested, especially in popular vacation spots along the coast. Every year, thousands of people visit South Carolina because it is one of the most beautiful states in the country. However, the sudden influx of visitors also makes this state one of the most treacherous in which to drive. The number of motor vehicle accidents has risen dramatically in recent years.

A recent crash in Myrtle Beach injured one driver and tragically claimed the life of a young woman. Reports indicate that the accident happened during the late afternoon hours on Carolina Forest Boulevard. According to police, a Chevrolet SUV was traveling east, crossed the center line of the road and collided with a Jeep Cherokee.

Deadly motor vehicle accidents are rising on Interstates

During the summer months, Interstate highways across the state of South Carolina are frequently congested and very dangerous. Not only are these roadways crowded with tourists and vacationers, but also commercial traffic as recent economic growth has spawned an increased need for the transportation of merchandise and other goods. Since large vehicles such as tractor-trailers are sharing the same roads as smaller passenger vehicles, motor vehicle accidents on South Carolina interstates are more likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Recently, an accident involving tractor-trailers along I-26 in Charleston resulted in the death of a woman.

The accident involved five vehicles and happened in the eastbound lanes of Intestate 26 during the afternoon hours. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer and a GMC pickup truck were traveling east and were slowing due to traffic congestion. Apparently, a second tractor-trailer struck the pickup truck from behind, igniting a chain-reaction crash.

Slip-and-fall accidents: Woman sues McDonald's after alleged fall

One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen, and when they do, they can happen in a split second. In the state of South Carolina, business and property owners have a legal obligation to keep their stores and properties hazard-free. Objects or fluid on floors can quickly lead to slip-and-fall accidents and injuries to visitors. Even things like sidewalks that have fallen under disrepair have the potential to cause great harm. Any accident caused by these dangerous conditions could be grounds for legal action.

A woman in another state allegedly suffered injuries due to hazardous conditions outside a McDonald's restaurant and she has filed a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the woman encountered an uneven, irregularly raised sidewalk while walking outside the restaurant. Allegedly, the uneven walkway caused the woman to slip and fall.

As Featured In:

Request a free consultation

We Can Help. Contact Our Firm:

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

Or Contact Us By Calling: 843-353-1760

The Floyd Law Firm, PC
15 Highway 17 South
PO Drawer 14607
Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Phone: 843-353-1760
Fax: 843-238-9060
Map & Directions