Winter Weather Premises Liability for Property Owners

Winter will be here before we know it and therefore, it is important that property owners are aware of their responsibilities in the state of New York. Though it may not start snowing quite yet, temperatures may drop below the freezing mark after a November rain. This may cause roads, walkways, driveways, and outdoor stairways to freeze, effectively causing your property to become icy and dangerous. Property owners have the responsibility of maintaining a safe premises for all who may enter, whether it’s a guest, a neighbor, or a delivery person. If someone becomes injured on your property because you are negligent, you may be held liable if they decide to bring a lawsuit against you.

Some of the ways that you can make sure your property is safe for anyone who may even so much as pass by includes:

  • Keep ice melting salt to put on walkways, your driveway, and outdoor staircase when temperatures may cause precipitation to freeze
  • After a snow or ice storm, make sure to shovel as soon as possible to clear the way and ensure no one will slip

Slip and fall accidents can result in severe injury, expensive medical bills, and lost wages due to time out of work. If you were injured in a slip and fall, contact our firm today.

Contact the Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, P.C. today to schedule a consultation if you are in need of strong legal representation for any of your criminal defense and personal injury matters. We are here to help during your time of need.