New Jersey Ice and Snow Accidents
Injuries can occur because of an accumulation of snow or ice on sidewalks, streets and walkways. Snow melting from buildings can turn into ice on the surface below or surrounding area. A property owner’s failure to properly treat ice or snow could make the owner responsible for your injuries.
Whether the property owner is the city or a private citizen in New Jersey, they must exercise reasonable care and safety to not endanger the public by keeping their property clear of snow and ice build-up and must be done in a way that does not create a more dangerous condition. Owners may also bear responsibility for a third party snow and ice removal contractor, so they need to ensure the work is done correctly.