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Philadelphia Requires Residents to Remove Snow

The Philadelphia Code places the burden upon both owners and tenants to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks.  Chapter 10, Section 720 requires owners and tenants to thoroughly clear a path not less than 30 inches in width on all sidewalks bordering the building or premises within 6 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to fall.  This ordinance further states that it shall be a violation to place snow or ice that has been removed from sidewalks in the street.

While the penalties for violating these provisions are relatively minor, ranging from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $300, failure to remove snow may expose residents to civil liability for amounts far greater than this in the event of an injury.  If you have been seriously injured as a result of a fall on snow or ice, call an experienced personal injury attorney for assistance.

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Ian Abovitz, Stark and Stark Law Firm, Accident, Personal Injury Lawyer, Pennsylvania
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Ian S. Abovitz is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury Group in the Yardley, Pennsylvania office. Mr. Abovitz concentrates his practice on complex injury, medical negligence and construction accident claims. Mr. Abovitz also handles other types of personal injury claims including motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. He has been honored by his inclusion in the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars. 

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