Q: My 8 year old daughter fell on the stairs at home breaking her arm.a nail was sticking out. Should the landlord be liabl
My daughters shoe string got caught in a nail that was sticking up out of the stairs in the townhouse I rent causing her to fall down 11 stairs breaking her left arm. Should the landlord be liable or is this an issue I would have to file with my renters insuran
A: A tenant who is injured must show proof that the landlord failed to maintain the property correctly under Florida law. You must show that the defect was a violation of the law, a defect in construction or something that was dangerous. Also, the landlord would be responsible for poor work performed by someone he or she hired to repair the problem.
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