Can I sue if my landlord refused to repair a broken sidewalk and I fell?

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Can I sue if my landlord refused to repair a broken sidewalk and I fell?

Asked on January 15, 2015 under Personal Injury, North Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You didn't give much by way of facts/details regarding your accident. That having been said, landlords are liable for dangerous conditions on their property if they knew or should have known about the danger. Therefore, if a tenant has complained, the landlord has knowledge of a problem and must fix it, failure to do so constitutes negligence. So if they don't and a tenant trips and is injured, the landlord will be liable (this is true whether the dangerous conditions is in the rental unit or in the common areas). Further the landlord should make repairs as quickly as possible.

At this point, you should consult with an attroney who specializes with in personal injury cases, they can best advice you as to your rightsand remedies.


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