Snow and Ice Dangers : Our Thoughts
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Snow and Ice Dangers

by Ponichtera & DeNardis, P.C. on 04/02/15

Landlords and property owners have a duty to protect lawful visitors to their property from dangerous accumulations of ice and snow.  The duty requires a property owner to act reasonably under all of the circumstances, including the likelihood of injury to others, considering the probable seriousness of such injuries, and the burden of reducing or avoiding the risk.  So yes property owners have a duty to shovel and salt their sidewalks to protect against foreseeable injuries to visitors to their property.  An injured person must notify the owner of private property within 30 days of injury or damage from snow or ice on their premises.    Remember to consult with an attorney when you have a legal question.

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