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Premises liability for business owners

As a New York business owner, you have to keep your eyes open for possible liability issues. Keeping your business safe for employees and customers is important to avoid legal issues. At Bendall & Mednick, we see many cases where an oversight by a business owner has led to customer injuries. In order to avoid such situations, you need to be aware of the aspects of premises liability.

Forbes explains that it does not matter who gets injured. Someone who is not authorized to be on your property may even have some protection under the law for any injuries sustained while on your property. Even if you rent your establishment, you are still going to be held liable for almost any injury that occurs on your property. It is your duty to make sure that you keep your property in good condition and provide safe areas for employees, customers and anyone else.

Even if you have insurance, you will likely still have to cover some costs if a lawsuit is filed against you. It is a far better idea to work on prevention and stop any injuries before they even occur. Prevention means ensuring that floors are in good shape, no tripping hazards are present, all workplace safety rules are followed and wet floor signs and warnings are used properly. In addition, any issues brought to your attention should be corrected as soon as possible. You should also be aware of other possible issues, such as hazardous waste run-off and unstable displays. To find out more about your liability responsibilities, visit the premises liability page on our website.

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