Tips to avoid personal injury on your property
Being diligent about property maintenance helps protect your visitors from potential dangers, and yourself from potential lawsuits, should someone happen to suffer an accident while on your property, such as a trip and fall.
Slips, trips and falls can happen quickly and may result in significant personal injuries leaving victims unable to return to work or their other regular activities.
If you are a property owner in physical possession of the property, your are responsible to take steps to make sure visitors are reasonably safe while on your property. Here are some tips to help prevent accidents on your property:
- Talk a walk around the exterior of your property, looking for and removing any tripping hazards.
- Carefully inspect your driveway, walkways and any exterior steps. Look for uneven surfaces, crumbling concrete or other tripping hazards. Test any railings to ensure they are secure. Make any necessary repairs.
- Repair leaky eavestroughs to prevent dripping or pooling water that can later turn to ice.
- Look for decaying trees or branches. These may present a falling hazard and may need to be removed.
Negligent property maintenance can result in personal injury lawsuits
Failure to maintain a property or premises can result in conditions where slips, trips and falls become more likely. If you are injured due to someone’s negligence in maintaining a safe property, an Ontario injury lawyer can help find out if you may be entitled to recover damages for your injury from the occupier.
Learn more about the criteria for determining whether the steps you take will be meet the appropriate standard of care by reading our previous post called “Slips trips and falls resulting in personal injury more likely under icy conditions”
Ontario’s injury lawyers, are experts in personal injury and civil litigation claims. Find out how a personal injury lawyer can help you after a slip trip or fall