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What are the legal requirements for maintenance on a lane used by me to access my home but is owed by my neighbor?

Question Details: When I moved into my home some years back, the neighbor, who is above my home on the lane, made it clear that the lane belonged to him and that he plows it in the winter. Which sounds great, the problem, it's about 1/4 mile long slopped dirt lane which runs up the mountain and has ruts and at times large rocks on it. Is he obligated to maintain this lane so that it's safe and passable? What are his responsibilities for maintaining this lane? Is he liable to injuries and/or damages due to the poor maintenance?

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