Property owners in New York have a duty to make sure that their properties are safe for other people to use. If a person ends up getting injured because a property owner failed to do this, the victim has the right to take legal action. One woman in a different state recently decided to file a premises liability suit against her landlord after she said she was injured in a slip-and-fall accident at an apartment complex.
The woman said she was living at the apartment and one day ended up slipping and falling there. The alleged fall caused her to suffer serious personal injuries. The woman said she suffered ligament joint-related damage as well as strains to her tendons and nerves.
In her lawsuit, the woman claimed that her landlord did not repair her defective apartment or prevent a dangerous condition. She said he also did not provide an environment that was safe and failed to maintain the apartment premises in pristine condition. The woman also said the landlord did not inspect the apartment or exercise proper care.
As part of her premises liability lawsuit, the woman is seeking damages for both emotional turmoil and pain and suffering. She also is pursuing damages for mental agony, support care, the loss of her wages, disabilities and losing the enjoyment of life. A judge in this type of civil liability case in New York will decide the victim's claims for financial damages, only if liability has been established to the court's satisfaction.
Source: louisianarecord.com, "Tenant files suit against landlord after alleged slip and fall", Max Schramel, April 8, 2015