WINTER IS COMING. IS YOUR PROPERTY SAFE FOR PEDESTRIAN USE?
Now that winter is here, we wanted to address one of the most common causes of personal injury claims – falls on snow and ice. Falls can occur anywhere outside – stairways, parking lots, driveways, walkways, and sidewalks. If the property owner fails to take reasonable steps to remove or treat snow and ice, the owner can be held liable to any injuries that occur.
MASSACHUSETTS FUNERAL HOME FAILS TO CLEAR ICE, INSURER PAYS $350,000 FOR OFF-DUTY KNEE INJURY AFTER 93A CLAIM
I secured an expert report from Mr. Sampson’s own surgeon, which confirmed the injuries, subsequent treatment, and permanent impairment were all caused by this incident.
$150,000 FOR OFFICER INJURED WHILE EXECUTING SEARCH WARRANT
Aside from the importance of photographs, here is the takeaway for public safety officers around the state – landowners must keep their property safe for visitors where people are expected to walk.
$190,000 FOR LEG BROKEN ON ICY DRIVEWAY
Just because there were record snowfalls, property owners are not excused from their legal responsibility to visitors of their property.