Landlord LiabilityVaughan Law Group
Orlando, FL – Nobody feels comfortable playing the blame game when hurt, but it is sometimes necessary. If a landlord does little to maintain and upkeep the property they are renting and a tenant or a visitor is injured as a result, the injured party has every right to recover for losses. This is established by the concept of premise liability, which states that the owner of a property can be held liable for any injuries that occur on the property.
For example, a landlord has a duty to provide safe and secure access to the entry. If he or she fails to replace a broken or burnt-out exterior light and it causes an injury or a security issue (the tenant gets robbed), then the landlord can be held liable for negligence. In order to be found negligent, a landlord must owe a duty to the tenant or visitor, must have breached that duty, and that breach must have resulted in injury.
Injuries might also happen to a visitor to the property, but a tenant can also be held responsible. If, for example, a visitor injures him/herself on a loose piece of carpeting on the stairs and the landlord was made aware of it but did not fix it, the landlord could be held liable. On the other hand, if the tenant ripped the carpet loose, failed to tell the landlord or fix the carpet, then the tenant could be held responsible for their guest’s injury.
About The Vaughan Law Group – Orlando Workers Compensation Attorney
Specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation and consumer law for more than 25 years, The Vaughan Law Group has provided the highest quality legal representation for individuals in Florida and the United States. Their attorneys have extensive experience handling various injury cases including automobile accidents, class action lawsuit as well as personal injury cases involving tourism. The Vaughan Law Group provides quality legal representation and individual attention essential to successfully resolve the most complex cases. For additional information please contact The Vaughan Law Group toll free at (877) 461-9083.