Property Upkeep - Greenville Premise Liability Attorney

Picture this. There you are on a more or less normal afternoon on your property. You're doing repairs on your motorcycle, and you begin to get thirsty from the summer heat. You know that you'll only be gone for a second while you fix yourself a glass of water, so you go inside to cool off. "Ow!", you hear coming from outside, seemingly near where you had the equipment out for your bike repairs. You run back outside to find the neighbor's kid having tripped over your equipment. Even though the kid wasn't paying attention to where he was going, you could still be held liable since this occured on your property.

When you own any sort of property, there are certain things that you are expected to do. If there is a yard, you're meant to keep the grass trimmed and weed free. You are supposed to throw away trash, and that does include old furniture that you don't want anymore or has been broken. While some of these things may be difficult to get rid of, it is important to make sure that not only does your property look nice, but that it is safe for other people to be on. This is included in property upkeep.

If you have a business especially, things are very precise about how your property needs to be maintained. This means that if you have something like a sidewalk outside, it needs to be taken care of as best as you can. If it is something that is owned by the township, then you can't do much apart from post up a sign about it to make sure that people don't hurt themselves. If you can fix the problem, however, it is always good to do what you can to help avoid possible issues in the future. After all, a sign helps take some of that responsibility off of you and your property.

Upkeeping your property due to premise liability may seem like it is just waiting for something to go wrong, but it is actually about preventing that issue before it occurs. Making sure that you and everyone on the property is safe is a massive undertaking, but it's a task that is basically required. If you were hurt because someone did not upkeep their property correctly, call Wayne Hardee. We can make all the difference in your case, so be sure to contact him as soon as you are injured. We'll help work through this complication, so you don't have to.