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.
There are many common hazards that can lead to falls. For instance, someone could slip on an icy sidewalk or slick floor. An individual might also fall due to a bunched-up carpet or because a cord is sticking out. However, there are ways that South Carolina residents can avoid slipping, tripping or falling at home, the store or work.