You can file a failure to repair lawsuit if your landlord or property manager disregards their duty to repair or fix dangerous conditions that cause serious injury to you or others. This type of lawsuit is generally a premises liability matter, which is why you should consult with an experienced lawyer who can help you prove the property owner failed to repair or remedy specific hazards on the property.
A failure to repair lawsuit can be filed against:
- Landlords who have a legal duty to make repairs for their tenants
- Business operators who have a legal duty to ensure patrons are safe at their premises
- Operators of rental services
Common injuries in failure to repair cases include:
- Slip & fall injuries
- Burn injuries
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Injuries caused by chemical or toxic exposure
- Car accident injuries
Who Is Liable in a Failure to Repair Case?
Liability in a failure to repair case depends on a number of different factors, and a in some situations, multiple parties can be found liable for an injury that occurred on a property owner’s land. Generally, the person who is in control of the premises is liable for injuries caused by a dangerous condition that has been neglected.
To establish liability, you will need to prove the following things:
- The person knew or should have known that repairs are needed
- The person failed to make the necessary repairs or made substandard repairs
- The cause of the injury is directly related to the failure to repair
- The injuries can be verified and quantified into calculable damages
At Tenant Law Group, PC, we understand that failure to repair issues can be complex, which is why we are here to guide you through the legal process and ensure your rights are protected. Call (415) 915-7445 today to request your free case evaluation.