Increasingly, society is becoming more and more litigious. Frivolous lawsuits may not result in a settlement, but these lawsuits can force you to spend money defending your business in court and damage your brand.
Slips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents businesses experience, both legitimate and frivolous slip and fall lawsuits. These types of accidents cost businesses millions each year. Protecting your business from slip and falls helps you protect your business profits.
Invest in General Liability Business Insurance
Business insurance is one of the easiest methods you can employ to protect your business. Particularly, when you are facing claims that a customer slipped and fell at your business as a result of your negligence, general liability insurance will help you cover some of the costs of litigation and settlements. With the protection of a general liability insurance policy, you won’t have to worry about losing your business to large settlements stemming from frivolous lawsuits.
Clean Spills Immediately
Protecting your business from risks is a daily task. Since you take the matter seriously, it is time for your employees to do the same since they are your frontline of defense. All too often employees place warning signs next to spills and walk away. This practice exposes your business to slip and fall lawsuits. Incorporate measures to avoid the potential for risks, including:
· Cleaning spills immediately
· Ensuring aisles are free of debris
· Removing items that prevent customers from walking freely down the aisles
By following tighter safety protocols, you reduce the chances that your business will face a slip and fall lawsuit.
Establish Extra Safety Protocols for Weather-Related Risks
Weather-related risks increase your exposure to slip and fall lawsuits. Customers can easily fall in your business after coming in with wet shoes. If this happens, you may be liable. You should take extra steps to ensure that water isn’t trekked into your store, such as providing plastic bags for umbrellas, absorbent mats so customers can wipe their feet when they enter and shovel snow and ice from your parking lot. By proactively eliminating slip and fall risks, you help secure the future of your business.
Slip and fall lawsuits can be devastating to businesses. With plaintiffs winning nearly 51 percent of the time, it is in your best interests to avoid situations that can lead to slip and falls. By adopting stringent safety protocols, your business can reduce the potential for lawsuits resulting from claims of slips and falls.
Protect your business from liability risks. Call Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance Agency, Inc. at 888-512-8878 for more information on San Diego general liability insurance.