When the snow comes, so does liability
As the first major snow storm of the 2019 season approaches, it’s a good time to review the rules of the road – and sidewalks and parking lots – when it comes to snow removal.
Towns and cities generally have rules about how long a property owner has to clear snow from a public sidewalk. If you don’t know the rules in your community, you might check your town’s website. Manchester, for example, has all their snow removal ordinances on this web page.
If you own a commercial property, you’ll want to be especially careful. If a visitor to your property slips and falls on ice or snow, you may be liable.
Finally, if you have the misfortune to slip and fall on a treacherous sidewalk or parking lot, you can visit our personal injury page for more information.