Sue Landlord for his Negligance?
January 26, 2007 8:25pm CST
I live in a apartment building, there is only one way to get in and out of the apartment building, there is only one way to get in and out of the apartment building. there used to be two post near the steps to hold on to. But one of them has been broken since August of 2006. The landlord come here all the time and dont fix it. He just leave it. Right now it is winter (NY) and there are alot of snow and ice at times, so it is sometimes hard to walk up and down there steps. Than with one of the post broken, you dont have any support to hold on to. If someone (one of his tenants) was falling but couldnt hold on to the post because it was broken. And in result of that the person fell, hurt their back or even broke a bone, due to the landlord negligance. Could that person sue for pain and suffering and stuff? If so, what would be the proper process in filing a lawsuit against him? What things would i need to prove my case and win? Also what kind of lawyer would handle one of these cases?
27 Jan 07
Sue the landlord is the last thing I would do. What you have to do is file a complaint together with your neighbor to your landlord and ask them to fix it. If your landlord just ignore your complaint then you should tell them if you about to sue them. Doing this with other tenants will give more power, don't do it yourself.