With the winter months approaching, it is important for individuals and property owners to remember that the Massachusetts law with regard to personal injuries suffered due to snow and ice accumulation on private property has evolved in recent years. Gone are the days when a Plaintiff had to prove that their injuries were the result of an “unnatural accumulation” of snow or ice to recover damages. Now, plaintiffs must show that a defendant failed to take reasonable steps to take care of their property. This new standard brings snow and ice cases in line with the firmly established standards set forth in other negligence actions.
If you would like to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney about your rights and responsibilities with regard snow and ice removal, or injuries sustained as a result of a fall on snow or ice, please contact us at (617) 926-8944, or [email protected]