Clean Up Storm Debris Quickly After A Hurricane To Avoid Slip And Fall Accidents
Your front and backyard can look like foreign soil after high winds, and torrential rainfalls have swept through the area. Limbs scattered about, and even whole trees, laying on their sides, uprooted, are not uncommon sights after a hurricane. Shingles, siding, and other building materials somehow find their way onto your property, even if they are not from your structures, and they pose a hazard to emergency personnel, inspectors, or anyone else that is just stopping by to say hello.
We like to give people the benefit of the doubt that they know how to use their common sense to act accordingly when these items become spread around an area, but sometimes, these types of actions are our biggest mistake. Slip and fall accidents are not just a funny occurrence on television, but rather, the acts are a serious part of life that leave people injured and in need of recovery.
Slips And Falls Can Happen In A Home, Business, Or Another Location
Liquid being present on a floor is not the only way for an injury to occur. This image is a typical portrayal because accidents usually happen in this manner in a store setting. A person that is attempting to cross over a fallen log, or another form of debris on your property, might twist an ankle, break a leg, or receive a variety of different injuries. The party may then hire legal representation to seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, or even time away from work due to the injury. Start the cleanup process sooner, rather than later, and remove debris from your yard quickly, to prevent legal action from becoming brought against you.
Heavy objects can leave holes, cracks, or crevices in the ground, which also poses a danger to anyone, including yourself, that is just attempting to clean up or pass through the area. Fill the blemishes in with dirt, or at least post signs stating that dangers are present in the yard. Even your pets can hurt themselves in such an environment, and vet bills can pile up quickly when attempting to remedy the problem. Of course, dogs and cats are not going to sue you, but still, the injury can have a lasting impact on your family and wallet.
Business Owners These Acts Are Equally As Important To You
People tend to do some crazy things, and giving customers the opportunity to hurt themselves is a recipe for disaster. Remove mud, dirt, and other contaminants from sidewalks and walkways to stop feet from slipping. Many of us are clumsy enough without the help of a foreign substance, and no matter how cautious a person is, when these items are present, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye. Not everyone is out looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, but by eliminating factors that cause slip and fall accidents, business owners will save themselves some grief and money in the long run.
Don't Be Left Holding The Bag For The Negligent Act Of Another
If you have become injured in a slip and fall accident, regardless of the weather-related circumstances, feel free to contact our office for a free case review. You do not have to hire legal representation, but it can prove to be beneficial for your claim. Complicated legal proceedings and jargon can send victims for a loop, especially in these stressful times, so let us take on the heavy lifting while you concentrate on recovering. Premises liability is not always a cut and dry case of proving fault, but we go above and beyond while inspecting each claim to achieve the best possible results with your best interests in mind.