Winter means snow, and snow means shoveling. Many of us spend hours outside shoveling the snow on our properties, only for our work to be undone during the next snowfall. Most people dread shoveling, but it is an incredibly important task. Shoveling your property does more than simply create a pathway to your front door or allow you to move your car from the driveway. It is also necessary in terms of preventing serious injuries. Many snow & ice accidents occur in Connecticut due to poorly maintained properties. As a result, snow removal is an incredibly important responsibility. But, whose responsibility is it? Read on to learn more about snow removal in Connecticut.
Who is Responsible for Snow Removal?
In Connecticut, property owners are legally responsible for removing snow from their properties. But, it is important to note that each town has its own ordinances. Additionally, the rules of snow removal may change depending upon the type of property, whether you own or rent, and more. For example, single-family homes typically have different snow removal rules than multi-family homes. Additionally, landlords are usually responsible for snow removal, but in some cases, they will pass this responsibility to their tenants in the lease. As a result, it is important to check your town’s local ordinances and the rules of your specific property.
What if Someone is Injured on my Property?
If you are responsible for removing snow from your property and you fail to do so, someone may become injured as a result. If someone is injured as a result of your negligence, you may be held responsible. This can lead to serious legal trouble. An injury can take a major toll physically, financially, mentally, and emotionally. As a result, an injured individual may be entitled to recover compensation for these burdens. If someone is injured on your property, it is important to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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