Landlords Can Sometimes Be Held Liable For Tenant Slip And Fall Accidents
Renting out properties is an excellent way to make a living. It is the standard supply and demand principle. Consumers need a place to live, and the landowner provides the house, apartment, or other structure. However, Florida residents should consider a few things before jumping head first into the investment. For one, they will continually have to pay taxes on the place, which can become quite costly. Also, the building needs to be adequately maintained to prevent dangerous conditions from developing.
When the landlord fails to make repairs or upgrades, he or she may find themselves in hot water. Occupants or visitors to the property can slip, fall, and become injured in different ways due to the negligence. If the damage is significant, the party will likely attempt to get justice through the legal system. They will hire an attorney to seek compensation for the wounds. Not all slip and fall accidents lead to injuries, but many of them do, which include but are not limited to...
• Wrist, Knee, And Ankle Sprains
• Fractured Hips Or Other Broken Bones
• Brain Injuries Such As Concussions
• Shoulder Dislocations
It is even possible for these kinds of incidents to result in loss of life. Research from the National Floor Safety Institute shows that falls are the second leading cause of injury-related death for people between the ages of 65 and 84. Meanwhile, they are the leading cause of injury-related death for people 85 years of age or older. So, regularly maintain the property to avoid giving these episodes a chance to happen in the first place.
The Owner Is Not Responsible For Everything
Tenants must do their part to upkeep the home as well. After all, the landlord does not usually reside on the grounds, and they don't know what the occupant is doing at all times. So, if you are renting a place, the owner is not legally obliged to pay for certain damages that are a result of things such as...
• Debris On Sidewalks Like Wet Leaves Or Tree Limbs
• Hidden Conditions Due To Unkempt Grass
• Slick Oil Spots From Vehicles
• Dark Locations Because Of Burnt Out Light Bulbs
Give Our Office A Call For A Free Case Review
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a landlord’s negligence, contact our firm to find out where your claim stands. The initial consultation is free, which means there are no concealed fees or undisclosed expenses. After all, when a person is hurt and in need of medical attention to recover, they have enough on their plate. We have offices throughout Florida for added convenience in the locations of...
• Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Bradenton
• Lakeland, Sarasota, Englewood
• Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Venice, And St. Petersburg
Providing that everything is a good fit, and the person employs the firm, the team will make every attempt to exceed your expectations with professional, friendly service. However, most importantly, they will build the strongest case possible to recover the compensation that you deserve. Plus, because these lawsuits are paid on a contingency fee basis, if no settlement is awarded, the plaintiff doesn't owe anything. So, get the legal assistance you are entitled to today.