As a personal injury attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I can attest to the fact that it’s important for all business owners to take steps to keep their employees and customers or clients safe and to protect their businesses from personal injury claims. Owning and operating a new business can be stressful enough without adding to the stress with a lawsuit. Following are some tips that can help your business avoid a potential claim:
– Get liability insurance for your business. One of the biggest sources of stress in regards to a lawsuit is how the claims will be paid. A business liability policy can help business owners cover costs related to a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not have any liability insurance and you are sued, you could face economic ruin.
– If an employee or a customer is injured, act quickly. Get the accident victim to medical professionals immediately. Many business owners take the opposite approach, and may in fact discourage the injured party from seeking medical attention, believing that the issue may just go away if medical treatment is not sought. That can backfire, and accident victims can have major complications later from not seeking help immediately.
– Operate a well-organized business. Train all employees on safety procedures, and encourage an open dialogue on safety concerns. Have policies in place for what is supposed to happen if an accident does occur, including documentation requirements.
– Be proactive. Identify hazards and take precautions. Inspect the premises and any company vehicles regularly.
With the proper plans in place, it’s likely that you will be able to prevent or at least minimize the damages from any accident at your business.
If you have been involved in an accident at a business that you believe was caused by the negligence of the business owner, you should speak with an attorney. My team can help. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-544-4843. We will give you a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more about the firm.