Summer 2021 will be here before you know it. Many people may enjoy a nice, deck party this summer with friends and loved ones. We wish a fun, but safe summer. That being said, when you invite other people over to your deck, you may become liable for any injuries that may accidentally occur. Our personal injury law firm and the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you few tips to keep your deck safe in this week's blog. Try to avoid a personal injury lawsuit by having a safe deck!
Deck Safety Tips
STAIN YOUR DECK.
To help prevent a stubbed toe or a splinter, it's best to have your deck surface resanded and painted/stained on an annual basis. It not only makes your deck look better, it makes it a safer place for everyone on your property.
INSPECT YOUR SUPPORT BEAMS FOR STABILITY.
Support beams are what holds your deck up off the ground. It's also a common place for a fault to go unnoticed since it is often out of sight. Take time to look over your deck supports to ensure they are in good condition.
SECURE YOUR RAILINGS AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE STURDY.
Railings are a place for leaning, but they can also become a dangerous area for guests if they aren't properly secured. Ensure your deck rails are sturdy and no spindles are missing. This railing system can help keep your guests in place.
CHECK YOUR FLOOR FOR POSSIBLE ROT.
The deck flooring is a common place for danger on your deck. A lose or rotting board can be a huge danger for anyone on your deck. If you notice a board that is broken or rotted, replace it as soon as possible.
CHECK YOUR STAIRS FOR POSSIBLE DANGERS.
Stairs can be a danger all in themselves. Ensure you have railings along your stairs to assist as your guests make their way up and down. Also, check that your stairs are in good condition. Over time, the stairs may come unattached from the deck itself, presenting a danger for all.
Now that you have all these deck safety tips, put them to good use! So your best to avoid a personal injury lawsuit this summer. That being said, if you ever find yourself on someone else's deck this summer and they failed to keep it safe and you get injured, give us a call. Our personal injury lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Schedule your consultation with us today. The first one is free. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at the phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest tips we offer and more.
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