Backyard Safety Tips for Your Memorial Day Party
Memorial Day weekend is almost here. The unofficial start of summer. This is the time of the year you would normally invite friends and family over for barbecue, swimming, and fun in the sun. If you plan to host a Memorial Day party at your home this year, it is imperative you implement the proper safety precautions and follow the modified phase three reopening city and statewide restrictions. These restrictions state indoor gatherings are to be limited to 250 people, and outdoor to 500 people; unvaccinated people should mask and social distance. Taking safety precautions can help reduce the chances of an injury and subsequent lawsuit, as well as minimize the chance of spreading the coronavirus amongst your guests.
If someone accuses you of negligence by presenting an unsafe environment, do not assume it will lead to a costly settlement or court verdict. Our Louisiana premises liability attorney can help. Alternatively, if you are injured and believe another person or institution is partially or completely at fault, meet with us for a thorough review of your case.
Provide Hand Washing Stations and Room for Social Distancing
With many people having already received a COVID-19 shot, there could be a generally lax attitude with frequent hand washing, mask wearing, and keeping a six-foot distance from others. To help promote a fun and safe environment for each of your guests—especially those who may not have received a shot for whatever reason—set up wash stations, provide hand sanitizer and disposable masks, and ensure that there are spaces for people to socialize comfortably at a distance.
Memorial Day Weekend Backyard Safety Tips: Sweat the Small Stuff
Host a party on your property this Memorial Day weekend and you will likely have at least a couple youngsters having a blast in the backyard. But remember, safety first. Do not let the little ones venture near the pool. If you do not have a fence surrounding your pool or pond, add one as soon as possible. The fence should be at least five feet in height so kids cannot find their way into the water.
Youngsters having fun in the backyard should be under supervision by an adult at all times to prevent swimming pool accidents. It will also help to add a fence to the perimeter of your front and backyard. Also, add one to the area around the pool so youngsters do not venture out into traffic. The fence should feature a lockable gate so evildoers cannot breach your property.
Keep Your Furry Friends Away From Guests
If you have a dog or cat prone to biting, scratching, or growling at others, do not let him or her interact with your party guests. Even if you trust your pet. There is no guarantee the animal will treat others with the same respect provided to you and your loved ones.
Put your pet in a crate or drop him or her off at a friend’s place. Thus, you will not have to worry about liability stemming from an attack. Take the extra step of locking your pet door so little ones attending the party cannot crawl through it.
Mind the Greenery
Take a close look at your yard to determine if there are any potential hazards. Pick up objects like toys and rocks. In particular, poisonous plants will harm youngsters who ingest them out of curiosity. Fence off or remove such plants. If your lawn has been treated with pesticide, herbicide, or any other potentially harmful chemical, do not let anyone step foot on it until at least two days pass.
A Quick Look at Premises Liability
The legal concept of premises liability pertains to injuries caused by unsafe conditions. A supposedly injured party can win this type of case if he or she can prove the property owner’s lack of due care (negligence) for the property is the cause. They may seek pay for pain, medical bills, lost time at work, diminished earning capacity, and other losses. The challenge is proving the property owner was aware of the unsafe condition or should have known about the condition, yet failed to take the steps necessary to correct the situation.
Our Louisiana Premises Liability Attorney is on Your Side
There is no reason to settle with someone who accuses you of negligence after allegedly suffering an injury on your property. Meet with our Louisiana premises liability attorney so we can review your case and develop an impenetrable legal defense.
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