Maryland has seen a lot of cold weather in these past few weeks. With the cold weather comes snow. For some, snow is a welcomed sight, but for others, it means spending hours shoveling. Snow removal is just a normal part of winter life, but it is more important than you may realize. Failing to remove snow from your property can result in serious injury. So, who exactly is responsible for snow removal in Maryland? Read on to learn more.
Who is Responsible for Snow Removal?
In Maryland, property owners are responsible when it comes to removing snow and ice from their properties. This applies to homeowners, shops, businesses, and municipal buildings. But, it is not always that clear-cut. The responsibility differs depending upon town ordinances, what type of property you have, whether you rent or own, and so on. For example, there are different rules when it comes to single vs multi-family homes. Additionally, landlords are often responsible for snow removal but pass this job to their tenants through the lease. The responsibility can fall to property owners, landlords, tenants, or municipalities. It is important to check your town ordinances for more information regarding snow removal.
What if Someone is Injured on My Property?
If you are responsible for removing snow & ice from your property, you will have a certain amount of time to do so. After a snow or rainfall event, there is a grace period during which you must clean your property of snow and ice. If you fail to do so, and an accident occurs outside of this grace period, you may be considered negligent and held responsible. If another party is injured due to your negligence, they may be entitled to compensation. If this occurs, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding snow removal in Maryland, contact our firm today to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through all of your personal injury matters.
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