When you Google “slip and fall accidents” you will get a long list of law firms ready to sue you or your business. Slip and fall injuries are big business and a driving force behind workers compensation and liability claims. Whether at a residence, rental property or business location, the property owner has a legal duty to do what a “reasonable and prudent person” would do to provide a safe environment for invitees and employees at the premises. Winter weather is an especially important time to actively manage your premises to prevent trip and fall claims. Neglecting your responsibility has expensive consequences.
The sad truth is, even with your best efforts, someone may slip and fall. You may even be sued for their injury even when it seems unreasonable or groundless. Here is what one law firm posted to their website regarding slip and fall claims: “If the property owner was well aware of the danger that caused your injury, and if the property owner had a sufficient opportunity to fix the problem but did not, he or she could very well be liable for your accident and responsible for your medical bills and any related pain and suffering.” However, by taking active and consistent precautions, you will have less frequent slip and fall incidents and will have compelling defenses to reduce claim costs.
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