This winter's record cold and snowfall have rendered New York City's sidewalks slippery and dangerous. Everyone has either fallen or knows someone who has fallen on snow, ice, or slush. In maintaining a lawsuit against the party responsible for snow and ice removal in the area where you fell, it is important to take notice of and be able to describe the particular icy condition that caused you to slip.
At this time of the year, it's important for all of us to watch ourselves when walking outside in view of the icy and slippery conditions. It is equally important that landowners, or those responsible to maintain their property, perform their obligations to ensure that the property is in a reasonably safe condition. As discussed below, the law requiring a party to maintain property in a reasonably safe condition applies to homeowners associations in condominium developments.