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Recovering compensation after a slip-and-fall accident

When we set foot on someone else's property, whether it's to shop at a store, dine at a restaurant or simply walk on a sidewalk, we place a certain trust in the owner of the property to keep the premises reasonably safe. Under South Carolina law, the owner has a duty to periodically inspect the property and repair hazards so as to avoid accidents that might harm visitors.

What does a field sobriety test entail?

When motorists in South Carolina are stopped for a suspected drunk driving, this can be an overwhelming experience. Even if a driver knows that they are not intoxicated and are surely not over the limit, this might not be what a police officer believes or observes if a field sobriety test is conducted. When a driver submits to this testing, they are also agreeing to evidence being collected against them. Even though the state views this information as evidence that could indicate a reasonable suspicion, motorists should note that this information is not always properly collected or reliable.

Understanding what constitutes a felony DUI charge

Although drinking and driving is a known danger, it is still a problem on the roadways in South Carolina and elsewhere. Because authorities seek to crack down on this violation and danger on the roadways, serious penalties were implemented for offenders. However, in order for a driver to be charged with a DUI, probable cause and evidence that asserts reasonable suspicion must be collected. In matters where a suspected drunk driver causes an accident, authorities still need to go through the process to prove that alcohol was a factor in an accident.

Your business can be whole again after a breach of contract

Part of operating a business means signing contracts. You probably signed a rental agreement for your office or retail space. Perhaps, you have a contract with a vendor to supply the goods and materials you need for daily operations. Maybe you have a contract with a client that specifies that terms of payment when you provide goods or services.

Woman killed in wrong-way crash in South Carolina

While motorists in South Carolina and elsewhere expect to encounter other vehicles while traveling on the roadways, they do not anticipate a driver coming at them head-on. A wrong-way driver is a very dangerous and serious situation on the roadway. No matter the reason for a driver traveling in the wrong direction, if a wrong-way crash ensues, this is likely to result in serious and even fatal injuries for those involved.

What should a victim do following a slip-and-fall accident?

When we enter public or private property, we are under the assumption that property owners have taken proactive measures to make the environment safe for visitors and patrons. Thus, when we encounter a slippery floor, damaged carpet, unsafe stairwell or an unlit parking lot, it is a shocking incident. Individuals in South Carolina not only don't expect to slip while on the property of another, but they also do not expect to suffer serious injuries as a result of a slip and fall.

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