Michigan tenant injuries and landlord liability
Accidents happen. But what happens if you get injured in your apartment or rented house? What if you slip and fall down the stairs because of a lose railing? Or you get electrocuted by faulty electrical wiring? Or maybe a poorly maintained driveway or sidewalk caused your injury? Who’s responsible? Who’s liable? Your landlord? Who will pay your medical bills? What about lost wages? What are your rights?
And what if you sustain an injury at work in a rented office? What if you’re a guest at your friend’s rented apartment and you get injured? What should you do? Questions often lead to more questions in tenant injury cases.
A landlord can often be held liable if authorities determine the landlord was negligent in maintaining the property. By law, landlords are required to safely maintain their property for tenants. This is especially true for maintaining public areas. Public areas include driveways, door steps and stairwells shared by more than one tenant.
Your lease could also play a big role in what happens. Some leases include liability exemption clauses. Often, an exemption clause only applies to the tenant. That means a landlord can be held liable for injuries to a third party on the property, even if there is an exemption clause. But exemption clause laws vary from state to state.
Tenant injury cases are complicated. Don’t leave yours to chance. Take action. Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. today. At Goodman Acker, our experienced lawyers work tirelessly to get your family the compensation you’re entitled to and the justice you deserve.
You have rights. We can defend them. Don’t let insurance companies or landlords push you around. Contact Goodman Acker and take back control of your life.