Hartford, CT asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut

Q: If my landlord does not fix something. That i have been telling him about. And i get hurt because he didn't fix it.

What do i do??

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin C. Ferry
Kevin C. Ferry
  • New Britain, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Even if you never told your landlord about the dangerous condition that caused you injury, you may have a legal remedy. In your case, the landlord has actual knowledge of a dangerous condition and that makes your case stronger. If you did not advise of the condition in writing and the landlord disputes being told, you will left to your proof. Also, the test for negligence is whether a person acted reasonably in light of all of the circumstances. So the period of time that elapsed between you telling the landlord of the condition and the injury is important as is the level of danger the condition exposed you to. There are a number of other factors which would also factor in here. The dangerous condition could have been in violation of the BOCA code or the landlord could have had other tenants injured by a similar condition. There are many shades of grey in the law and especially when we are talking about premises defects causing injury.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.