Please Shovel and Salt Your Sidewalk

Posted On: February 6th, 2014

Being a kid, there is no greater joy in the world than waking up on a school morning to a foot of fresh snow on the ground.  To a parent, there is no greater aggravation, unless your occupation is as a plow driver or professional skier. For the majority of us, however, snow means shoveling, salting, scraping, and plenty of headaches on the road.  On top of that, failing to shovel could lead to some serious consequences.  

Many local municipalities have enacted laws that require property owners and/or residents to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within certain periods of time.  Below are a few local codes requiring property owners or occupants to remove snow:





Failing to to clear sidewalks and driveways of snow and ice can lead to fines levied by the municipality.  Worse than a fine, a property owner who does not clear snow and ice can face civil liability if someone is seriously injured because of a slip and fall.

In New York State, under the theory of premises liability, property owners are responsible for taking care of their property and removing hazards.  This includes snow and ice that have built up on sidewalks and driveways.  If someone slips and falls on an icy sidewalk, the property owner is responsible for the injuries that person sustains as a result of the property owner’s negligence.

We are conscious about the community we live in and strive to make it a better and safer place to live.  At LaMarche Safranko Law, we  file claims against people who violate community safety rules and as a result, cause injuries to others; we file lawsuits against property owners who choose not to properly care for their property and as a result, cause injury to others.

If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall incident, give us a call.

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When faced with a painful and potentially life-altering legal situation, you want the best people on your team. Someone you can trust. An advocate that listens and becomes your voice. A dedicated, seasoned professional who genuinely cares and can provide guidance in a time of uncertainty.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense or you or someone close to you has been injured, contact LaMarche Safranko Law for a no-obligation consultation, or call (518) 982-0770. We have law offices in Albany, Clifton Park and Plattsburgh NY, and we are available to take your call 24 hours a day.

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