The Greater Philadelphia area has seen some especially snowy and icy conditions recently, making it an appropriate time to talk about clearing precipitation from your property. Last winter, our Bucks County slip and fall accident attorney discussed the importance of shoveling your walkways. To supplement this information, we’d now like to offer some guidance on how to properly clear snow from your area to avoid accidents and fines:
- Don’t slack off when it comes to clearing your walkways – To reduce the risk of a family member, visitor or pedestrian slipping or falling on your property, take the time to clear the snow, all the way down to the pavement, from the entirety of your driveway and sidewalk(s). Doing so will require a bit more time and effort than just making a small path, but it’s worth it to decrease the chance of an incident occurring that you could be held liable for.
- Remember that it’s unlawful to put snow on the road – When faced with deep snow, it can be difficult to figure out where to pile all of it. Nonetheless, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s against the law in Bucks County to put snow in streets and alleys. To avoid being fined, be sure to shovel the snow onto your own property.
- Use a deicer for reinforcement – Once you’ve cleared your walkways, put down a deicer such as sand to prevent them from becoming treacherous for passersby as temperatures plummet in the nighttime and the early morning.
- If you can’t clear the snow, make sure someone else does it for you – In the event that you are out of town or otherwise unable to clear the snow from your property within the amount of time allotted by your town, our slip and fall accident attorney in Bucks County highly recommends arranging to have a friend or a professional snow removal service clear the snow for you. If your walkways are not shoveled in a timely manner, you will be at risk of receiving a citation or worse – someone could be injured on your property and you could be held responsible.
Clearing snow can be a bit of a chore, but it’s necessary in order to keep your family and everyone who passes by your property out of harm’s way.
Call Us for Slip and Fall Accident Representation
Even when walkways are cleared with the utmost care, accidents can still occur. If you are involved in a slip and fall case, the Heslin Law Firm will represent you with skill and compassion. Known as the slip and fall accident attorney Bucks County can rely on for more than three decades, we will start by offering you a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. To schedule a time to speak with our Bucks County slip and fall accident lawyer, call (215) 332-0300 today. We look forward to providing you with superior legal assistance in the event that you require it this winter.