I was recently asked by an individual, "What happens if someone renting an apartment slips and falls on the property? For those of you renting an apartment or house from another person, the owner of the property may be legally responsible if it can be proved that their negligence led to your injury.
You must prove that the property owner either failed to maintain the property or created unsafe conditions which caused your injury. You must prove that the owner knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but posted no warnings to alert potential danger. It must be determined if the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. If the unsafe condition was temporary, how long did it exist? This may have bearing on your ability to prove your case.
If you can prove your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover your medical expenses, any lost earnings, pain suffered, emotional distress or disfigurement.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and can prove that it resulted because of the property owner's negligence, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who can help you recover your expenses and damages.