The hiring of a law firm is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Personal Injury Lawyers serving Daytona, Melbourne, Orlando, Florida and Nationwide.
Any accident that occurs on private or rental property is a type of premises liability accident. 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. If you or a loved one suffered harm on a rental property, our experienced Florida dangerous premises attorneys can pursue the compensation you deserve. Call Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter at (855) 880-4741 for a free consultation.
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 area, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, please contact the experienced premises liability attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today by calling (855) 880-4741 or filling out the form on this page.