Bad Storms And Liabilities Could Come Together For Homeowners
Homeowners have a responsibility to keep people walking in front of their house safe. Allowing leaves, debris, and other trip hazards on the front sidewalk could fall under the legal description of neglect. If anyone were to slip and fall, the homeowner might be liable. "Might" is the key word here. One element of liability is the owner has to know about or should know about the problem. When a storm rolls into the area in the middle of the night, questions about liability become more complicated.