Is an apartment complex responsable if you slip and fall because snow and ice was not removed from the parking lot?

I slipped and fell breaking my hand which then had to have surgery to repair it.

Asked on February 22, 2015 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, landlords are liable for dangerous conditions on their property if they knew or should have known about the danger. Accordingly, if the landlord had knowledge of the slippery conditions (which assumably they would have if it had just snowed), then their failure to clear the parking lot of snow and ice would constitute negligence (and this is true of both the rental unit and common areas).

At this point, you should consult with an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases, they can best advice you as to your right sand remedies once they hear all of the details of your case.


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