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What are a consumer's rights with regards to defective products?

Marketing and advertisement play a major role in the lives of consumers. These influence individuals in South Carolina and elsewhere to make purchases, presuming the product that they just purchased with perform as advertised. While warranties can help address issues with products not working correctly or at all, defects in products do not always mean that the product is not working. A defective product could translate into a dangerous product, causing serious and even fatal consumer injuries.

Consumer injuries and amusement parks

With spring just around the corner, residents in South Carolina and elsewhere are likely getting their spring and summer agenda in line. This means spending times outdoors and even visiting parks, fairs and amusement parks. Because amusement parks are frequently visited year round for entertainment and family vacations, many do not consider the risks associated with a ride.

The different types of distracted driving

We all try to multitask. We might not be the best at it, but in our busy lives, it seems like a must to survive the day. While this might be fine when you are at home or in the office, it can be disastrous when a person tries to multitask while they are operating a vehicle. While many might think this is a minimal situation, distracted driving is the cause of a growing number of crashes on the roadways across the nation.

Bill in South Carolina addresses cellphone use while driving

Distracted driving is a well-known danger on the roadways. While motorists in South Carolina and elsewhere are aware of these risks and the statistics that surround this activity, many drivers still decide to use their cell phone while driving. While it might seem minimal because you are only looking at your phone for a few seconds, that is all it takes to cause a car accident. Whether you are just reading a text, sending a text or answering a phone call, the few seconds you're looking at your phone could be enough to miss a breaking vehicle, a traffic signal or a pedestrian crossing.

What are common shopping injuries?

One does not usually equate shopping with injuries; however, with such an influx of shopping during certain times of the year and stores expanding to meet the ongoing demands of customers, it is possible for risks and dangers to be present in the stores. When the owner of a store overlooks potential dangers or fails to keep the premises safe and warn customers of known hazards, this could result in a slip-and-fall incident.

Businesses failing to provide adequate fall prevention programs

Residents in South Carolina likely enter businesses on a daily or weekly basis. Whether it is to shop for food, clothing or household items, customers expect that the environment that they are shopping in is safe and free of potential risks and dangers. Unfortunately, some property owners can overlook certain conditions, failing to take action to reduce the potential for a slip-and-fall accident.

Filing a personal injury claim following a slip-and-fall incident

While all your holiday shopping needs have likely subsided, you might be compelled to shop any deals or make returns. Because of that, stores still have heavy traffic flow of consumers getting what they really wanted for Christmas. While stores are often prepared for this ongoing increase in customers, they may not always be able to keep up with the store fast enough. This could mean hazards being overlooked or spills not being cleaned up fast enough.

Increase in crashes during the holiday season

To those that celebrate Christmas, this holiday can mean a variety of things to individuals and families in South Carolina and elsewhere. For some, it could mean traveling near or far to spend time with family. For others, it could mean venturing out to holiday events and parties. Finally, it could mean frantically driving store to store in order to purchase gifts on loved one's lists. No matter what way a person celebrates the upcoming holiday; the reality is that an increased amount of vehicles are on the roadways. This presents an increased chance in automobile collisions occurring.

Pedestrian accident near South Carolina elementary school

While December is a busy month for residents in South Carolina and elsewhere, this does not mean that we do not have the time to stop and look at our surroundings. This is especially true for motorists traveling in areas where pedestrians frequent. During the holiday season, this tends to be near stores, malls and parking lots, however, schools are a concerning area year round. This is because young children are walking during the morning and afternoon hours outside of the school when parents and buses are also transporting students to the school.

Study shows increase in traffic deaths for second year in a row

For a number of years, national statistics showed a slow but steady decline in the number of traffic fatalities. Researchers pointed to many possible explanations, including improved safety equipment and increased awareness and enforcement of drunk driving laws. However, in the past two years the trend has appeared to reverse.

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