Pensacola, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

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

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Chris White
Chris White
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  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I give free consultations over the phone (888)620-7888

Sean Cleary
Sean Cleary
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

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.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
Answered
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: your daughter may have a case. Discuss in private with counsel.

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