That Darned Snow! Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries

I remember as a child going outside in sneakers instead of boots and I slipped and banged my head.

Then I got a lecture from my father about my carelessness and stupidity. That was then, and this is now.

Today if someone slips on your sidewalk and is injured, there is a good chance you will be sued.

Keeping your business safe and secure is a top priority for every business owner. You want your

employees and your customers safe at all times because injuries cost time, money, and raise the cost of

insurance. The human factor is the most important consideration, as employees are like family, and

customers are many times very good friends.

 

Hopefully you have a strategic plan for making sure your premises are safety checked on a regular basis.

You want to make sure you are also in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because

those rules are spot checked often, and you want to do what’s right.

One of the most common injuries in businesses is trauma from a slip and fall accident. And one of the

most common causes is snow.

 

The law has evolved dramatically in the area of slip and fall incidents as have regulations involving snow

and snow removal. If your business is the subject of a possible lawsuit because of a snow-related slip

and fall it would be prudent to seek the advice of an expert in this field.

 

An expert witness service like Swenson Consulting can thoroughly investigate all the factors which may

have contributed to the incident. Legal professionals who handle snow-related slip and fall cases often

look to Swenson Consulting because of their long experience with snow removal and proper safety

procedures.

The wisest advice is to prevent an accident before it happens, and Swenson Consulting can inspect your

premises to make sure the proper safety checklists, insurance, and procedures are in place.

The Kansas City metropolitan area receives some of the heaviest snow in the nation. If your business is

near Kansas City, you should be prepared. Contact Jeremy Swenson at 816-564-9131 for a consultation.

 

Staff Writer

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