Tunnell & Raysor Talks Winter Weather Snow Removal Laws for Delaware
Winter weather is at full speed right now.
So because this weather is so hazardous–you may be wondering what your legal responsibilities are when it comes to clearing all the snow.
I took a quick trip to Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. in Georgetown to get a little lesson on the Delaware winter weather laws. After speaking to Taylor Trapp, associate attorney at Tunnell & Raysor, I learned that there is a lot some may not know about the legalities of winter weather.
For an example, she says the State of Delaware has something called the “Continuous Storm Rule” which says Delaware residents are not responsible to clear off their sidewalks of snow and ice until the storm has stopped.
Taylor also says that if someone slips and falls on a Delaware homeowner’s property, the homeowner is protected by the guest premises statute. Taylor says,
“Delaware laws say that if you have a guest or a visitor who’s at your house, who’s not giving you any type of money to be at your house, that you are not responsible, or liable, if they get injured on the property unless you did so intentionally with a warranted or willful manner.”
She also says part of being prepared for winter conditions is understanding what you are legally obligated to do, which is why she says her team at Tunnell & Raysor is always dedicated to helping those that want to learn more.
For more information on Tunnell & Raysor, head to their website.