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Residential Plow Liability Issues

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Erlee, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Erlee

    Erlee Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Need some feedback please-

    On a residential driveway plow, how many of you really consider the liability involved, with icing that is?

    How many have had a bad experience with a client due to icing conditions after clearing away snow? Was legal process enacted?

    When leaving a completed job site, how much weight do you place on including a de-ice application ?

    Do you make it a mandatory service prior to start or offer it as an option? How would your liability position differ if it was an option presented, but that the client refused? Should a waiver or acknowledgement be executed?

    Would your liability differ if your business advertised snow management only and not a combined snow and ice management service?

    Since the cost of doing business includes liability insurance, what's your average built-in as a percent of operating expenses?

    Would be interesting to see how this issue is handled by others.