Bloomer, WI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin

Q: I slipped on icy steps on my landlord property can i make him pay my medical bill and lost wages

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Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Madison, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: This question is really better suited to a personal injury attorney than to a real estate or landlord/tenant attorney.

Your lease probably does not oblige the landlord to pay medical bills for injuries occurring on the property.

However, if your landlord is charged under the lease with maintaining the property, which may include the application of traction compounds and de-icers, AND the landlord failed to do so in a timely fashion AND that failure proximately caused you to fall, then you may have a claim.

As previously mentioned, best to speak with a personal injury attorney about the landlord's liability, your damages and relevant statutes of limitations.

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