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March 29, 2013

Slip and Fall Injuries Involving Snow and Ice

If you live in New Jersey, snow and ice is a regular part of your winter. When property owners take the necessary precautions, snow does not have to pose a risk of serious injury. However, when residential or commercial real estate owners fail to exercise reasonable care to keep sidewalks, driveways, steps or parking lots clean of snow and ice, serious injures can occur. You want an experienced lawyer to help you protect your interests if you have been injured in a slip and fall related to snowy conditions.

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we bring more than 25 years of legal experience to injured people in Morris County, Morristown, Union County, Springfield, and throughout the State of New Jersey. Todd has been selected as New Jersey’s Super Lawyer in 2013 and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our office online, or call us now at (973) 920-7900

Your Rights When Injured Because of Snow or Ice on Someone’s Property

In New Jersey, the owner of residential or commercial property has an obligation to take reasonable measures to prevent or minimize the risk of injury to visitors on their property. This includes a duty to address the potential risks associated with snow and ice, whether on sidewalks, driveways or other walkways. The property owner must either take action to remove any risk—through the removal of accumulated snow or ice, or by blocking off access to snowy areas—or must provide adequate warning of the potential risks involved. A property owner is not only responsible for dangerous conditions that he or she actually knows about, but for conditions that they should reasonable know about. If a property owner has reason to know that certain corners or sections of property are more susceptible to accumulations of snow or ice , or of slippery conditions when there is snow, the owner must take reasonable steps to prevent such accumulation or icy conditions.

A property owner cannot escape liability simply by hiring someone else to plow or clear snow. The property owner must monitor the work of a third party to make certain the plowing was adequate and that there are no hazardous conditions remaining after the plowing is complete.

Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have tremendous experience in handling slip and fall accidents involving snow and ice throughout the State of New Jersey including Morris County, Union County, Sussex County, Warren County, Middlesex County, Hudson County, Bergen County, Somerset County, Morristown, Parsippany, Mount Olive, Denville, Roxbury, Sparta. Loptacong, Springfield, Union, Hopatcong, Madison, Edison, Elizabeth, and Newark, New Jersey.

We work together as a team to make sure your rights are protected and you obtain the full compensation you deserve. Our Morristown Personal Injury Lawyer do that everyday on all of their cases and are committed to providing you and your family with outstanding personal injury representation. We treat our clients like family.

Contact Our Office For a Free Counsultation

For a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, at (973) 920-7900. Se habla español. We have offices conveniently located in Morris County and Sussex County and have a 24/7 call center ready at any time to answer your calls.

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