The kids will be out trick-or-treating through out Georgia and Metro Atlanta tonight and we can't emphasize enough to Repair Trip Hazards around your home in sidewalks, driveways and front porches.
Do you plan on handing out candy at your house on Halloween? If so, there are a few things you should know:
1. If you're a homeowner, you have a responsibility to keep your property safe for those who come onto your property. This generally applies to renters who live in single-family homes as well.
2. If you don't, you can be held legally responsible if someone is injured or falls on your property.
Premises Liability (also called slip and fall) is the legal responsibility that property owners have for injuries that occur on their property. If a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition, the property owner may be fully responsible.
Generally, people think of snow and ice as dangerous conditions, but here are some others that you may not even think twice about:
What if You're a Renter?
If you rent, the landlord or management company is typically responsible for keeping the property safe. There are exceptions though, especially with single-family units. Refer to your lease agreement and read it carefully prior to Halloween so you understand your responsibilities.
Tips for Homeowners
To protect trick-or-treaters and yourself, please keep the following in mind:
- Over 9 million disabling slip/fall injuries occur per year
- 25,000 injuries/day and 175,000/week
- Resulting in 95 million lost work days
- Expenses from these injuries = $35 million/hr everyday of the year.
- This is a $100 billion problem each year.
- The average cost per slip/fall accident was $20,228.00
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