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Property Owner Liability

November will be here before we know it and in New Jersey, that means a long winter is about to begin. As a property owner, it is important that you know what your responsibilities are in the eyes of the law. One of the most important property owner responsibilities is that your premises must be kept in a safe condition for anyone who may inhabit it. So, as the temperatures continue to drop, it is essential that property owners take precautions to ensure no one is injured in a slip and fall due to snow or ice.
If another person slips and falls on your property because you were negligent in keeping it safe, they may be able to bring a lawsuit against you and attempt to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. However, if you do make sure to diligently keep your property free and clear of any winter weather hazards, you can avoid such pitfalls. Some of the ways that property owners can keep their property safe during the winter months include:

  • Make sure to shovel your driveway and walkway as soon as a snowstorm ends
  • If there was precipitation during the day but temperatures are expected to drop below freezing at night, put ice melting salt down on any parts of your property that people may walk

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact our firm today.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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