Landscape & Maintenance Contractors, are you Creating a Trip and Fall Hazard and Potential Lawsuit?

Jeremy Rappoport, President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC has posted a new article to the company blog site. This month's article focuses on construction negligence, particularly trip and fall hazards created during construction.
 
 
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June 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Landscape construction and maintenance contractors face numerous challenges in today’s business marketplace.  Since the economic downturn, competition for landscape work has become even more difficult with companies reducing profit margins, cutting expenses and just trying to get by.

Landscape and maintenance contractors and tree service companies servicing condominiums, homeowner associations and property management companies face new annual board members and annual rebidding, sometimes against new, inexperienced contractors who may bid low to obtain a new contract.

Sometimes, contractors are requested to lower the cost of a project through a process called value engineering.  Other times, unscrupulous contractors ignore specifications or use inferior, cheaper products.  When this occurs, construction negligence and trip and fall hazards may occur.

This article is informative and provides helpful information for both sides of the project, the landscape and maintenance contractor, and tree service company as well as residential and commercial property owners, homeowner associations and property managers, attorneys and insurers.

"Landscape construction and maintenance contractors face numerous challenges in today’s business marketplace.  Since the economic downturn, competition for landscape work has become even more difficult with companies reducing profit margins, cutting expenses and just trying to get by.  Homeowner associations turn over officers and maintenance contracts annually, while unscrupulous and sometimes unlicensed gardeners and “landscapers” use low ball pricing to obtain work.  Competition, licensing, the economy all conspire to make it increasingly difficult for reputable, licensed landscape and maintenance contractors and tree service companies to provide quality installation, maintenance and tree services at a reasonable cost."
Read the full article at http://www.landscapeexpertwitness.com/blog/?m=201206
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