Rental Property Accidents

Orlando, Florida

Any accident that occurs on private or rental property is a type of “. Just as with private property, there are many different ways someone can be injured either inside or outside on a rental premises. Slip and falls, trip and falls, shocks, having something fall on you, and more, can all cause serious injury or death.

Who Is Liable in Rental Property Accidents?

Discovering who is ultimately responsible for an injury at a rental property may not be as clear cut as many think it should. Those who are renting property are not without obligation for maintaining the safety of said property. Landlords, or owners, are often living outside of the property and are not able, or even expected, to inspect their property every day for hazards.
However, it is important that the owner make sure any issues with the construction and maintenance are taken care of prior to renting out the living space. There should be no unreasonable risks that the renter or their guests are subjected to.

Place of Business

If you have been injured at a place of business, like a store or office, you must notify the place of business that you or your loved one of the accident and the injury. The business owner’s insurance company will either deal with the claim, or will send the claim to the building owner’s insurance.

Rented House or Apartment

If you have been injured in a house or apartment that is rented, either as a guest or the tenant, whoever is responsible for maintaining the property is responsible for the injury. Leases often address this specifically, and list what the tenant is responsible for taking care of. However, the physical structure itself, the house or apartment, is the owner’s responsibility.

The exception is if the tenant is aware of some kind of danger on the property and does not notify the landlord or take care of it. If someone is injured because of this danger, the tenant is responsible.

If you have been injured at a rental property due to negligent behavior in the Daytona, Melbourne, or Orlando, Florida area, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, please ” the experienced premises liability attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today.

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