Slip and Fall Injuries on Rental Properties
If a slip and fall injury occurs on a rental property, there are many factors to consider when determining whether a person is owed damages and who the damages are owed by. For example:
• Who owns the property?
• Did the slip and fall occur in a public area that should be kept up by the landlord or in a private area cared for by the renter?
• Was any negligence on the part of the owner or renter a factor in the slip and fall?
• Was physical harm caused by the fall?
• Was it the renter who was injured?
Who Is the Responsible Party?
When determining if the landlord was at fault for the injury, other considerations may include whether or not the landlord was made aware of the problem. This places the burden on a renter to let the landlord know about any potential dangers at the rental property. Also, sometimes a landlord may attempt to have a problem fixed and may even have believed the repairs were sufficient to remove any danger. There may be carelessness on the part of the injured person that contributed to the injury.
Get What You Deserve
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on a rental property, The Petrov Law Firm can help you to determine if any liability exists, which party bears the responsibility, and what compensation may be due. Contact us today at 619-344-0360 to set up a consultation. The professional lawyers at our Carlsbad office are eager to help you get what you deserve.