Can you please explain the new law regarding snow and ice, slip and fall liability in Massachusetts?


There has been a major and significant change in the law related to snow and ice cases in Massachusetts. Until recently a person who was injured when falling on a natural condition of snow or ice was not allowed to recover against the owner of that property or one who maintained the property. Consequently many who were injured as a result of a dangerous condition involving snow or ice were prevented from recovering for their injuries.

In 2010 Massachusetts courts changed the law by stating ” a property owner’s duty to maintain his property in a reasonably safe conditions extends to remedying conditions caused by even a natural accumulation of snow or ice.” This now means that if a landowner fails to properly maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner and someone is injured as a result of a natural accumulation of snow or ice they can now recover for their injuries.

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