Boston, Massachusetts
529 Main St, #128
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 778-1000
At Bellotti Law Group, P.C. our skilled attorneys are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service with their personal injury cases in Boston, MA.

A Property Owner's Guide to Massachusetts Snow & Ice Removal January 10, 2020

Boston, Suffolk
A Property Owner's Guide to Massachusetts Snow & Ice Removal, Boston, Massachusetts

While New England winters lead to plenty of snow days and cozy nights, snowstorms can also create a variety of problems for commercial property owners. Along with the potential for structural damages, harsh winter conditions increase the risk of slip and fall accidents. Massachusetts has specific regulations that define a property owner’s responsibility regarding snow and ice removal, so learn more about your duties to protect yourself and your business.

What Responsibilities Do Commercial Property Owners Have?

Commercial property owners are legally obligated to take reasonable steps to keep their premises free of potential safety hazards. Under Massachusetts law, this applies to dangerous accumulations of snow and ice. All walkways, driveways, sidewalks, stairways, and parking lots attached to the property must be adequately cleared to provide a safe path and reduce the chances of a slip and fall accident.

slip and fallFurthermore, the City of Boston requires property owners to remove snow and ice within three hours of snowfall ending, or three hours after sunrise if it snows overnight.

What Are the Consequences of Non-Compliance?

If a property owner fails to comply with the law and a slip and fall incident occurs on their premises, the victim may file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. They’ll need to show the property owner acted negligently by not fulfilling their snow removal duties, and their injuries were a direct result. In most cases, people filing personal injury claims can recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

If you experienced injuries from a slip and fall accident on commercial property, turn to Bellotti Law Group, P.C. to explore your legal options. Backed by three decades of experience, they can help you navigate the complex claims process and devise an effective strategy for proving liability. They’ve handled countless personal injury cases throughout the Boston Metro area and have an established track record of getting clients maximum compensation. Call (617) 778-1000 to schedule a free consultation, or visit them online for more information on their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Bellotti Law Group, P.C.
The Difference Between a Natural & Unnatural Accumulation of Ice, Boston, Massachusetts
Whether you own a residential or a commercial property, you have a legal obligation to remove hazards that can injure visitors, including ice and snow. However, due to a quirk in Mas...read more
A Guide to Injury Liability for Slip & Fall Accidents, Boston, Massachusetts
Slip and fall accidents are common in the winter months, but not all of them result in injuries. Furthermore, even those that do may not necessarily be qualified for accident claims....read more
 MA & RI Governors Aim to Reduce Commuter Congestion & Bicycle Accidents, Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants to work with other local governments on plans to alleviate the state’s commuter congestion. Reducing heavy traffic may reduce the risk of ...read more
4 Ways to Avoid a Car Accident This Holiday Season, Boston, Massachusetts
The holidays are upon us, which often means a lot of time on the road for last-minute shopping runs or family visits. However, no one wants the joyful season to be disrupted by a car...read more