In some parts of California, where there are a lot of deciduous trees, this fall will mean a lot of falling leaves and the need to do copious amounts of yard work. But while it might be tempting to call over the neighborhood kids to help take care of your yard while you read the latest New York Times Best Seller novel, there are a few things to consider about premises liability first, which could save you from litigation later on.
The first thing to consider is whether there are any potential dangers present on your property that could lead to a serious or even fatal injury. Do you own a dog that is particularly aggressive with strangers and could bite them? Are there any holes or large divots in your yard that could cause a person to injure their ankle? Do you have any large tree branches that could break and fall on someone's head?