BLOG NUMBER 5.72
Snow removal may seem like a fairly simple task. One man and a shovel are all it takes, right? Wrong. Especially in colder climates, that’s not usually the case. If you need to remove snow and ice from a large area, it’s going to take more than a man and a shovel. In fact, for many business owners, snow removal can be a daunting task.
Snow plowing consultants can demystify your snow plowing needs, recommending best practices and providing advice. They can even act as an expert witness should you face a lawsuit related to winter weather slip and fall accidents.
Here are three particular ways a snow plowing consultant and expert witness can help your business.
Creating a Plan
Many business owners might fall behind in their snow removal simply because they don’t know where to begin. A consultant can help alleviate confusion by creating a snow removal plan to suit your specific needs. A snow consultant will use his expertise to identify problem areas that business owners might not recognize as potential hazards, such as gutters that drain onto sidewalks. Consultants can also ensure that you’re not removing snow incorrectly, which can create more problems than it solves. The consultant can then recommend a course of action, including tools and methods to use. This plan will help you stay ahead of the weather.
Helping Your Business Thrive
Hiring a snow removal consultant can help your business thrive in several ways. For starters, adequate snow removal ensures that customers can access your business. If your sidewalks are icy and dangerous, you could lose customers simply because they’re afraid to walk to your door. Additionally, hiring a consultant before a problem arises can help if you face a lawsuit later on. You’re more likely to lose a lawsuit (and money) if you haven’t taken steps to ensure that your parking lots and sidewalks are safe. Safe sidewalks will ensure you stay busy during the winter months.
Serving as an Expert
Finally, snow plowing consultants can take their expertise to court, if necessary. If a fall occurs during the winter months and your business is facing a lawsuit, a snow plowing expert can provide testimony to prove that you weren’t being negligent. Negligence is the deciding factor in most slip and fall cases, so this expert testimony can be invaluable. Whether or not you already have a relationship with a consultant, your lawyer might hire one to testify on your behalf.
These are some of the most compelling reasons to hire a snow plowing consultant for your business. Especially in areas hit hardest by winter weather each year, creating a snow removal plan is essential. It will help keep your business thriving and prevent you from being liable for injuries. In the event that you do face a lawsuit, you’ll have a better chance of winning when you have a snow plowing consultant and expert witness on your side.
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