Do you wanna know if a tenant can sue a landlord for injuries in Florida? Hi, I’m Micah Longo, I’m a Florida personal injury attorney practicing law here in Davie, Florida.
The first question is where did you get hurt? You see a landlord has a duty to maintain the common areas in a clean and safe condition. So, if you tripped and fell in the parking lot or slipped and fell in the lobby, you may have a claim against the landlord for your injuries, assuming the common areas were not properly maintained or the landlord failed to properly warn of a danger.
It gets a little trickier if you were hurt inside your rental. In Florida, a landlord has a continuing duty to exercise reasonable care to repair dangerous defective conditions upon notice of their existence by the tenant. So, if you slipped and fell inside your rental because of a leaky air conditioner or some other dangerous condition and you landlord was made aware of the condition and failed to fix the problem, then you may sue your landlord for your injuries. Because of this, I always recommend tenants make all their complaints to landlords in writing, sent a certified mail-return receipt. This way the landlord cannot dispute they had adequate notice of the problem.
If you have questions about suing your landlord in Florida, or any other personal injury matter, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me, I’d love to talk to you. You can also check out our website at longofirm.com for more information, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!
The Longo Firm
12555 Orange Drive, Ste. 233
Davie, FL 33330
Tel: (954) 862-3608