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Can a property owner be liable for injuries that result from natural conditions like an icy driveway in front of a business?
A property owner can be liable for such conditions just as they can for man-made conditions.
It is necessary to determine whether the property owner knew or should have known of the icy driveway and failed to take reasonable steps to remove the hazard before you sustained injury. The length of time the condition has been present and the property owner’s experience with the driveway icing over may be important in determining liability.