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Liabilities Of Slip And Fall Accidents On Small Business Owners

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Constant fear of slip and fall haunts us every time we go out in winters. Business owners are not only concerned about themselves but also about their employees and customers. 

Even though we have environmentally friendly ice melt products available now, many small business owners are unaware of which one to choose and how to use it. So if you slip on a public sidewalk or a store sidewalk, who becomes responsible? The liability lies in whose hands?

Here are some points to help you understand the liability criteria in case of a mishap at your premises like slip-and-fall.

1. According to the law in a few states, sidewalks are public areas and should be maintained by both the local municipality and the business owners.

2. Many states require store owners to clear the excessive snow around their premises within 3 to 4 hours of snowfall.

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3. If any fall or injury happens at your premises it is your responsibility to find out who is liable to clear the snow in the area. Else the person may sue you. For example, you need to find out who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk before filing for any suit. 

4. You must speak with your lawyer, adhere to the deadlines, and make sure you have every detail of the incident handy, along with proofs and claims.

But before this happens, you need to understand the underlying reasons for the fall or injury. For example, is it because of broken sidewalk tiles? Or is it because of the icy surface?

Here Are A Few Ways In Which You Can Prevent Such Incidents At Your Premises:

  • Use Environmentally Friendly Ice Melt Products 

One of the best ways to keep yourself safe from such liabilities is using environmentally friendly ice melt products. Choose an ice melt that is free from salt and chemicals. Safe Thaw is a good choice. This deicer is safe for concrete. Spread the deicer evenly before the storm hits, so the snow does not stick to the surface.

  • Use A Good Traction Agent:

Ice melt takes time to melt the snow. If you want instant traction that stays for long-duration use a good traction agent like Traction Magic.

Traction Magic helps you gain a better grip on the icy surface, especially after a heavy storm. We know how difficult it can get to walk on slippery sidewalks, especially if they have not been pre-treated. There is a high chance of slipping and injuring yourself. 

Traction Magic does not dirty your shoe sole, it does not leave any trace in the store, you can easily wipe it, and it is suitable for your vegetation.

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Conclusion

Store sidewalk injuries are avoidable, provided that your sidewalk is clear of snow at all times and does not have any icy layer. Many businesses prefer natural ways to melt snow and ice. Rather than getting entangled in a legal brawl, use environmentally friendly ice melt products and traction agents such as Traction Magic to help your customers and employees walk safely on the sidewalk.

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