Winter Weather Brings Increased Liability [AUDIO]
That liability may involve a home or property owner’s obligation to prevent a slip and fall by keeping any sidewalks, walkways and driveways clear and clean.
Eric Stenson of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance says this is all part of an overall pattern of caution.
He said in many New Jersey municipalities there are ordinances that specify a set time deadline, after a storm has ended, for property owners to have their walks and driveways cleared.
You can be held liable for injuries from a slip and fall accident. If you are, your homeowners’ insurance might have to cover it, depending on the terms of the policy.