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Renters may sue property owners for negligence

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2016 | Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Security

In some cases, Georgia residents who are injured while at their own rented homes may be able to sue their landlords. The owner of a property has a legal duty to make sure that their property is kept up in a safe condition. Owners and managers are also responsible for warning residents of any potential dangers on a property and repairing unsafe conditions that are discovered.

If a renter is injured because of the negligence of a property owner, the renter may file a premises liability claim against the owner. The renter must be able to prove that the property owner was either aware of the dangerous condition or should have been aware of a dangerous condition and failed to provide a remedy.

A woman in San Francisco was recently injured due to a dangerous condition at the apartment that she had just started renting. While taking the garbage out at night, the woman tripped over a curb near the dumpster and broker her ankle. The landlord may be liable for her injury because the overhead light near the dumpster had gone out, creating a dangerous condition. The curb may also have been a dangerous condition depending on how large it was and whether it was uneven or broken.

A person who has been injured on a rented property may want to talk to a lawyer about their situation. A lawyer might be able to examine the details of the accident in order to determine if a property owner’s negligence caused the accident. If the property owner is liable for a renter’s injuries, a lawyer may help the renter to file a premises liability claim.


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