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Question:Who is responsible for paying my medical bills if I was injured on someone’s rental property?
A common question that comes up is, “If I got hurt falling on the steps or faulty stairs or a faulty handrail over at my friend’s house but the friend doesn’t actually own the house, she rents it,” it could be a house or apartment, “is there potential liability against the landowner on that?” The answer is potentially yes. If the injury happened as the result of someone else’s negligence – in this instance it would be negligence concerning faulty stairs, faulty steps or a faulty handrail, or some other defect in the property – yes, the owner of that land is potentially liable for that.The way these claims usually would play out in that scenario is there would be some form of landlord insurance policy or landowner insurance policy that would cover personal injuries on the property where there’s liability. There would be liability if there was knowledge of that danger and it wasn’t corrected, or some other form of wrongful conduct that created that dangerous situation and lead to the injury. There’s also potential, always – and we see it not uncommonly – if there had been some construction there, whether it was new construction or if there had been some form of recent renovations. Sometimes, injuries are caused because of a defect in the workmanship or construction of those stairs or handrail. That potentially is liability on the third party who did the construction or who did the renovations, sort of flowing through the landowner or property owner to that third party who actually did the work and who actually – their error or misconduct or faulty work created that situation.
Were you or a loved one injured from a slip and fall in Mississippi and have questions about slip and fall liability? Contact the experienced Mississippi slip and fall injury attorney, Brad Morris, today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We are passionate about helping our clients achieve justice. Like Us on Facebook Out of Town Resources These Virginia Slip and Fall Lawyers have done a great job creating educational content. If you need help with a slip and fall claim in Virginia, we recommend you take a look at their website.