Winter conditions such as ice and snow can lead to more slip and fall accidents. Pedestrians who are injured when they fall on icy pathways or sidewalks outside of a south Carolina business might have claims for damages based on a theory of premises liability. When a person is injured while on the property of another, the owner or possessor of the property may be held legally responsible.
The roads in South Carolina are more dangerous at night for several reasons. Darkness reduces visibility and the glare from oncoming headlights can temporarily blind motorists. However, fatigue and impairment are the primary nighttime dangers, according to road safety experts. After analyzing federal traffic accident data gathered over many years, National Safety Council researchers concluded that the chances of being involved in a crash increase threefold after dark.