When was the last time you had your driveway paved? It’s something to think about, especially if you own a business in which people come to you. We live in a sue-happy society that encourages people to pursue litigation to “get what they deserve.” If your driveway or parking lot needs repair, it’s time to find a paving company to fix it.
New York reimbursed people with $1.5 million over the past 5 years for damage due to “potholes”. Large insurance companies look for every reason to sue, and this is an easy win for them. Holes and large cracks in a parking lot or driveway show negligence on behalf of the business owner. Patrons walking into the office could fall and injure themselves, opening up the business to a potential lawsuit. If your driveway or parking lot is damaged, cracking, or has holes, call a paving company right away to repair it. Fresh asphalt is easy to walk on and leaves no room for a lawsuit.
The insurance claims that some attorneys have been able to secure for seemingly minor injuries are very large and can easily bankrupt a small business. Imagine having to pay out $100,000 for a couple bruises and a hurt ego. It’s happened before and it will happen again. Pave your driveway, pave your parking lot, and monitor its condition. Sometimes, repairing small cracks is just a few hundred bucks. If you need to install a brand new layer of asphalt, it may be $1,500 or more. But, regardless, that’s beats every single lawsuit payout in the last decade for fall-related injuries.