The answer depends on the specific facts of the case, such as what caused the fall and whether the landlord knew about the problem beforehand. In general, landlords can be held liable when they commit negligence which leads to an injury.
Under PA and NJ fall accident law, landlords may be liable for failing to maintain areas of the property in a reasonably safe manner. In fact, landlords often fail to fix known hazards. In addition, landlords often fail to conduct inspections of the premises to uncover dangerous conditions.
Common types of fall accidents which result in landlord liability include the following:
- stairway defects,
- carpet/floor defects,
- excessive snow/ice accumulation,
- crumbling sidewalks, and
- broken/missing chunks of asphalt in parking lot surfaces.
Tenants and visitors/guests alike may be able to make claims for negligence. A visitor or guest who is injured in a fall accident at an apartment complex may be able to obtain fair and reasonable financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
- Landlord Liability in Pennsylvania – Negligence Laws
- Landlord Liability for Fall Accidents in Pennsylvania, Part One
Pennsylvania & New Jersey Fall Accident Lawyers
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