For example, business owners owe the highest duty of care to members of the public who enter to patronize that establishment. However, if a trespasser enters a private property unlawfully, private property owners owe a minimal duty of care not to intentionally inflict harm or avoid gross negligence where they know those trespassers may be on site. (The rules are slightly different when there is an attractive nuisance - such as swimming pool or abandoned appliances - and the trespassers are children.)
Owners of public property also owe a duty of care to those who enter. However, most states - including South Carolina - have a "recreational use statute." These measures are intended to encourage land owners to make property available for public recreational use by limiting liability should something happen on that property.