Insurance industry statistics for commercial
property show that major liability losses come from trips and falls in the parking area and walkways. With spring
quickly approaching, now is an excellent time to go out and look for liability hazards that can result in personal
injury and expensive lawsuits.
Negligence is the main cause for liability in the majority of personal
injury claims. In the courtroom, negligence can be shown by failure to use reasonable care in maintenance and up
keep of your property, and also in the failure to use reasonable care in inspecting for hazards.
Do not get caught in a liability trap. Check your parking area and
walkways for damage that could cause an employee or customer to fall and be injured. Regular pavement maintenance
will serve to help prevent injuries, and also guards against fraudulent claims and injury settlements.
When faced with a few areas of broken or cracked pavement in an
otherwise sound parking area do not put off repairs. Patching your parking lot can prolong the life of the parking
area, and head off any liability problems. Sealcoating and new line striping will give your parking lot a fresh new
Spring is the time to do an inspection of the parking lot and
walkways. Areas with cracks and broken pavement that may not seem to be of any importance to you can have the look
of negligence to a jury when seen in photographs.
When inspecting your parking lot you should consider more than just
the condition of the parking lot surface. You also need to check the line striping and markings. Handicapped
parking spaces and directional arrows should all be clearly marked.
We can help you get the longest life from your pavement and help to
avoid a liability claim. At Action Asphalt Sealcoating & Striping, we provide our customers with free
inspections and consultation services, and provide cost effective solutions to any pavement problems you may
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