Accident-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

During the holiday season, families and friends often gather together in celebration. If you have people coming over to your house, it is important to eliminate any hazards that could cause an injury. Otherwise, if someone is hurt on your property, you may be held liable in a premises liability lawsuit.

Here’s how to accident-proof your home for the holidays:

  • Get adequate lighting. It is important to have enough lighting for your guests to see where they are going. This relates to both indoor and outdoor lights. You can buy extra lamps or have lights installed to increase the visibility of pathways and walkways in and around your home.
  • Eliminate clutter. You should put away anything on the floors that could cause your guests to trip. Whether this involves toys, shoes, electrical cords, or other obstacles, you can increase the safety of your guests by getting rid of any objects on the walkways in your home.
  • Put up signs. If you have a dog, it is a good idea to put up a “Beware of Dog” sign. You should also put a warning sign by uneven steps or unsafe conditions around your home so guests can pay attention and avoid an accident. By using signs, you can help ensure your guests stay safe while visiting for the holidays.

Call Our Boston Premises Liability Lawyers Today at (617) 227-8118

At the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman, LLC, we represent clients who have been injured on someone else’s property. Our firm wants to inform people of how to avoid a premises liability lawsuit by following these safety tips. Property owners have a responsibility to provide adequate warnings of hazardous conditions. If you are injured because of someone’s negligence or carelessness, our team can tirelessly represent you as you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact our firm today for a free consultation!


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