Premises liability concerns a property owner's responsibility when an injury occurs on their property. As a homeowner you can be held responsible for injuries that happen on your property. Premises liability claims can be very costly and involve lengthy legal procedures. According to the law, you need to maintain a reasonably safe environment on your property. In order to prevent injuries that you could be held responsible for from occurring at your home you should follow the tips that are discussed below.
Regularly Inspect Your Home
According to premises liability laws you can be held responsible for accidents that happened because of dangerous conditions on your property that you didn't even know about. Because of this, it's important that you regularly check your entire property so you can detect any dangerous conditions before they could lead to accidents.
Perform Necessary Repairs
When you find anything needing repairs, make sure to get them done as soon as possible. Having some easy repairs done could prevent a costly lawsuit. If you're not very experienced at home repair you should get a professional to perform any major or more complicated repairs.
Make sure not to forget to check your walkways. Slippery walkways could cause accidents to people walking to your front door who you're not even expecting, such as door-to-door salesmen.
Use Signs if Repairs Are Not Possible
In case a repair is not possible or you just can't afford it at the moment, put up signs around the dangerous area and tape off the area itself. This will help limit your liability, though it doesn't always completely absolve you of it.
The personal injury lawyers at The Kyle Law Firm have ample experience with personal injury cases. If you have are involved in a premises liability or other personal injury lawsuit, please contact us to discuss your case.