Dear John....CNA expert I would like to know your opinion on the validity of hold harmless agreements that many companies think they can use to avoid liability in the event of a slip and fall claim etc. We dont use them only because I've never thought they were worth the paper they are written on. As a professional contractor providing snow and ice management services, we are accepting the responsibity for keeping these properties safe. If someone falls and gets hurt, of course they are going to look to the contractor who didnt do the job of keeping that lot clear. In fact they will sue the contractor, the plow manufactor the truck maker the property and everyone else hoping that someone will pay up. If a client doesnt accept salting services, or limits the scope of what we consider necessary services we do write in the contract that we are then not responsible for any incident, which I do believe will hold up. Could you and any others with legal experiences regarding this enlighten us with your knowledge. Thank you very much. CMerLand PS. Really liked the SIMA video on plowing and will use it to train new clients. Will be purchasing the package as well as joining SIMA tommorrow. The office staff was great in accomadating my request to preview the video and look forward to joining yet another high quality organization.