The Gnomes of Cantor Injury Law wish you all a happy, fun, and safe Halloween
night! Here are some safety and liability tips for you as a homeowner.
Don’t be scared!
A Homeowner’s Duty
In the State of Missouri you must protect guests against hidden dangerous
conditions. The law requires landowners to keep a property in reasonably
safe condition. This means the following:
- Railings should be secure
- Any holes should be filled in
- Wheelchair ramps should be up to code
Homeowners that know of any existing conditions are obligated to fix those
problems right away. But what if you don’t know about a potential
problem with your home? Here’s where things get complicated.
Homeowners Must Know
The law also notes that all homeowners must do periodic inspections of
a property - and this extends to business properties as well. While the
law is slightly more lax when it comes to personal property (you may not
know that your railing is loose, for example), if you own a business you
must have knowledge of every aspect of your property at all times.
A Business Owner’s Duty
If a person that’s visiting your business slips and falls due to
a liquid or any other kind of slippery substance, you may have liability
in Missouri and Illinois. Someone that falls inside of your place of business
because of a wet floor or other issue may be able to gain compensation.
If this happens, do not try and bribe that person with a gift card or
other offering. Instead, make a note of the accident and call for medical
If you are Hurt, Call us at (314)628-9999!
What if you have fallen when you stepped into a business? If this is the
case, make sure to do the following:
- Document the date and time
- Take a photo of the substance or condition that caused you to slip
- Seek medical help right away
- Tell the business owner that you have injured yourself
Most of the time,
slip and fall accidents are not serious, but sometimes these accidents can have dire consequences.
This Halloween, play it safe and make sure that your property is as secure
as it can be, and that you pay attention to where you walk if you do decide
to join in a Halloween celebration.
Do you need help figuring out a
personal injury claim due to a slip and fall accident?
Call Mark Cantor and Cantor Injury Law! Mark Cantor has 25 years of experience, fights to win, and loves Halloween!