The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has greatly expanded property owners’ duty to remove snow and ice accumulations on their property. The old rule was that they could not be held liable for naturally occurring accumulations of snow and ice. That rule has been replaced, and property owners will now be held to a reasonable person standard when it comes to snow and ice removal.
Property owners should take care of their property by shoveling their walkways in a timely fashion. If you are hurt due to a slip or fall caused by someone’s failure to remove snow or ice, please contact the attorneys at LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. and begin the process of recovering what you are owed.