Snow and Ice Injury Lawyer
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New York Snow And Ice Injury Attorney
Understanding Negligence in a Snow and Ice Accident
Snow and Ice Accidents in New York
- You must show the court that the defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care. For example, property owners must keep their grounds clear to prevent slipping hazards for guests lawfully present on the property.
- You must then prove that the defendant breached this duty in some way. In most snow and ice accident cases, this usually means inaction. Following the previous example, a property owner failing to clear a busy walkway of snowdrifts or icy patches would be breaching his or her duty to act with reasonable care.
- Finally, you must show your injuries were the direct result of this breach of duty. Following the previous example, if you slip and fall on the icy walkway and break your arm, you must show that this would not have happened had the defendant exercised reasonable care in the maintenance of the property.