So, you’re sitting at your desk on a fine summer day enjoying your coffee when you get a package delivered to you. You open the package and inside is a complaint letter from the Law Offices of “We’ve Got You Now”. The letter states that due to the negligence of the property owner, property manager and the snow removal contractor, their client slipped and fell on a sidewalk last November. As a result of the fall, their client has medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering in the amount of $150,000.
If you are a small to medium sized property management firm you’ve probably run into the national firms coming into your territory and stealing your clients. If you’re business focuses on the multi-site commercial clients you’re feeling the heat even more.
To minimize your risk of lawsuits, it is not enough to have a reliable snow removal crew that does a good job. You can have the crew perform the work to the letter of the law and the contract and you can still have a slip and fall suite brought against all parties involved with the property.