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How property owners can prepare for premises liability

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2019 | Premises Liability |

If a property in Colorado is not maintained, this can lead to accidents and personal injuries. Of course, there are accidents that occur even if a property is well-maintained. In the year 2017, more than 53,000 cases of personal injury were filed. This number has gone down in comparison to previous years, but too many people are still being injured in preventable accidents. This may lead property owners to wonder what they can do to prepare for potential liability at their property.

It is important for property owners to have the right type of insurance coverage. A good environmental assessment is going to look at general risk factors. Depending on the property and where it is located, a superior assessment may be advisable. Property owners should work with reputable insurance companies that are known for providing fair payouts and offering adequate coverage.

Many commercial properties have benefited from hiring onsite security. This may be more beneficial than hiring staff members who will secure the premises. Working with a reputable security company means that they will have their own general liability insurance and likely offer more professional services, including the use of better optics and uniforms. A reputable security presence offers an excellent first line of defense when it comes to the likelihood of premises liability claims. This is especially important in areas with high crime rates.

The unfortunate truth is that injuries still occur even on properties that are well-maintained and where owners have gone out of their way to prepare for premises liability. An individual who has been injured may want to discuss their case with a lawyer. A lawyer may examine the case and let the person know what options they have as far as getting compensation for their injury. They might also provide help filling out the appropriate paperwork and represent their client in court if it is necessary.

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