Property Management Companies / Landscaping Companies / Security Companies / Ice and Snow Removal Companies
Similar to property owners and commercial establishments, these entities have a duty to act responsibly and adequately perform their duties. When dealing with spills or ice conditions, the injured party must prove Notice (that the company knew about it or that it existed so long that the company should have known about it). Certified weather records, Safety/Security experts and/or Meteorologist/Climatologist experts could assist in determining this issue.
When defending against claims involving ice and snow conditions, documentation of the number of workers present, the equipment utilized, the pounds of salt spread, the amount of hours worked, and the time the work was performed, can all be used as evidence of reasonableness and a lack of Notice.