Winter Maintenance Neglect FAQ

If I was injured when I fell on an icy sidewalk, can I get compensated for my injuries?

Yes, you can. Property owners or even those who occupy a rented property are responsible to keep their property safe for visitors and customers. Property owners or even those who occupy a rented property can be responsible to keep their property safe for visitors and customers.

If I have fallen on a slick sidewalk, what should I do if I want to submit a personal injury claim?

If you’ve fallen on a city owned sidewalk you should notify the city officials within ten days of your accident. For both city-owned or otherwise owned sidewalks notice if there was any sand or salt spread on the sidewalk. Take a picture of the area in which you fell. You should also notice if there were any signs warning of slick conditions. You should document the address of the place where you slipped as well as the date and time of day when the accident took place.

If I decide to file a personal injury suit for injuries I received because ice or snow was not properly cleared, how long do I have to file that lawsuit?

You may have up to two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit.

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