Personal Injury: Claims Against A Landlord | Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC

10 Sep 2020

By Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC

In Personal Injury

If you are a tenant who has been injured as a result of your landlord’s negligence, there are a few things you should know about filing a personal injury claim against that landlord.

According to Arizona Law, a landlord must maintain a fit premise. This includes:

  • Complying with applicable building codes affecting health and safety
  • Making all necessary repairs to keep the premises safe
  • Keeping all common areas clean and safe
  • Maintaining electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, elevators, facilities, and appliances
  • Providing and maintaining receptacles for garbage
  • Supplying running water

Some common personal injury claims against landlords can include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Pool injuries or drowning
  • Dog or other animal bites
  • Dangerous conditions that cause illness

The causes of personal injury claims against landlords can include:

  • Faulty handrails
  • Dangerous stairways
  • Protruding carpeting
  • Poor lighting
  • Dangerous conditions, such as lead and mold

The tenant will have to show that the landlord could have fixed the dangerous condition, but did not do so. They would also need to show that the cost of fixing the condition would have been reasonable, failing to repair the condition caused the injury, and that the injuries led to damages.

If you have been injured as a result of landlord negligence and would like to file a personal injury claim, give us a call or contact us online to have your claim reviewed.