“Snow and Ice Liability: A Property Owner’s Guide,” New York Law Journal
“The snow and ice conditions that are part and parcel of any New York winter often come with an increase in slip and fall accidents,” write Ellen H. Greiper, Marvin N. Romero, and Stefan A. Borovina, lawyers in Goldberg Segalla’s General Liability Practice Group. “For property owners, ’tis the season — to balance running their businesses with the real challenges of keeping their premises safe.”
In this article, Ellen, Marvin, and Stefan outline and discuss the general principles of liability relating to snow and ice conditions, along with some of the more common defenses that can relieve a retail owner of liability, in order to help retailers and property owners take a more proactive approach to minimizing the number of accidents and potential liability should one occur.
“By knowing what they are responsible for — and when they are responsible for it — property owners will be in a better position to reduce their liability should they face legal action for a snow- or ice-related accident on their property.”
Read the article here:
- “Snow and Ice Liability: A Property Owner’s Guide,” New York Law Journal, December 12, 2016 (subscription required)