Know Your Rental Rights!

Throughout the summer, many friends and families rent vacation homes to celebrate the season. While these events are often fun and gratifying, it is important to know your legal rights should an injury occur.

The best way to have a fun and safe summer is to avoid injury altogether. First and foremost, be on the lookout for any dangerous conditions on the property. This is especially important if it is your first time renting a property. If you happen to notice any dangerous conditions on the property, be sure to avoid them and notify your landlord immediately so that the condition can be rectified.

If an injury occurs on the premises, your landlord may be responsible. In order to find liability on behalf of the landlord, all of the following conditions must be met:

  • The landlord must have the responsibility to maintain the portion of the premises on which the dangerous condition is located
  • The landlord must have failed to take steps to avert the accident
  • Fixing the dangerous condition must not be unreasonably expensive or difficult
  • A serious injury must have been probable as a result of the dangerous condition
  • The landlord's failure to remedy the condition must have caused the accident
  • You must have been genuinely hurt

If the foregoing conditions are met, you may have a claim against your landlord for the injuries you sustained. The landlord may be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Be careful out there this summer, and enjoy your vacation time!

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