Woodbridge, VA asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: Are condo boards in Michigan liable if someone falls on snow or ice.

1. We own streets and sidewalks.

2. We have sidewalk and street plowed/shoveled over 1 and half inches. Is this reasonable care from liability standpoint? Or, would you also have to salt to show reasonable care?

3. We don't think we need to salt street because city doesn't salt street?..is this okay from liability standpoint?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. When it comes to defining "reasonable care," it can sometimes be open to debate. In a textbook sense, it is generally regarded as the level of care that a reasonably prudent person would use. The additional use of salt would make for a stronger argument that reasonable care was exercised. Good luck

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