Making Your Property Safe After a StormRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
Premises Liability and Storms
This weekend, a large snowstorm is going to sweep through the Midwest and East Coast, bringing heavy winds, snow, and ice. For many people, staying inside during this time is the best thing they can do. Keeping warm and safe is really important during this time of the year, so going outside unnecessarily, especially during a storm, is just not worth it.
After the storm, though, it is important to take the proper steps in insuring that your property is safe. Storms bring with them multiple issues that can make your property unsafe and cause others injury, which is something no one ever wants. Injury on a property means liabilities for a property owner, so for many, getting outside and making their property safe is of importance to help cut down on dangers and, of course, liability.
Being injured on someone’s property is never something someone wants. Injuries can be hard to heal from, cause missed work or cause your productivity to slip, and can make it hard to relax. When injured on someone else’s property, be sure to discuss your case with a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you get things back to the way they need to be.
Ways to Make Your Property Safe After a Storm
After a winter storm, there are several different and potentially dangerous issues your property can have. Some of the steps you can take to make your property safer includes:
Shoveling and salting all walkways: After a great snowfall, any and all walkaways and driveways will need to be shoveled. By removing the snow, you make it easier for those walking on and around your property to move. This helps to eliminate the chances of someone falling or hurting themselves due to too much snow being in the way. Make sure to salt all walking surfaces as well to keep the ground from being slippery. This will make slipping and falling much harder to do.
Picking up debris: During a storm, high winds can cause debris such as tree branches and garbage to land on your property. These items could cause someone to trip and fall, which could cause injury to that person. After a storm is over, or when it’s safe to do so, walk around your property and remove these items. By doing this, you not only help make your property safer, but make it look better too.
Making sure no pipes have burst or are leaking: Cold weather associated with snow storms can cause outside pipes to freeze, burst, and then leak. These leaks can cause ice to form on your property, which can be an issue as salt will not help melt the ice if water is constantly washing it away. Always check that your pipes are covered before a storm, and be sure to check them often, especially if they are not wrapped. Reducing the ice on your property can help you prevent falls and injuries.
Premises Liability Lawyers on the East Coast
Unfortunately, not everyone is vigilant about keeping their property clear of dangers to those who will be on it. Trips, slips, and falls that happen on a property that cause injury are always unfortunate and can end up being a big headache to the person who was injured. Dealing with injuries and possible hospital bills are never something anyone wants to have to do, and they always seem to happen at times that are truly inconvenient. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law, we know how maddening it can be when you are injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence. We want you to know that we are here to help you in this time and will fight for you to make sure you get every penny you deserve for your injury and recovery. Call us today to discuss your case with us at (800) – 469 – 6476.