When Falls Happen On Dangerous Property
I Fell Outside My Apartment. Can I Sue My Landlord?
If you live in an apartment building, it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure the property is safe. Staircases must meet building codes, should have handrails, and cannot have any loose or missing stairs. In the winter, sidewalks should be shoveled and salt sprinkled on icy patches of ground.
If your landlord fails to keep the property safe, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for your injuries.
If you suffered injuries after falling on dangerous property in Lynn, Massachusetts, or elsewhere in Essex County, contact a lawyer to help ensure your rights are protected.
When you contact me — Richard Connors, Attorney at Law — I can collect the evidence you need to build a strong case. I have decades of experience protecting people’s rights.
What Situations Lead To Slip-And-Fall Injuries?
Few things are more frustrating than trying to walk on icy or unshoveled sidewalks. However, snow and ice are not the only things that cause tenant injuries. The following hazards can also cause falls and serious injuries:
- Crumbling or missing stairs
- Lack of handrails or unsturdy handrails
- Stairwells and sidewalks without proper lighting
- Wet or slippery floors that don’t have proper warning signs
- Uneven curbs and sidewalks