Anyone who owns property is legally obligated to make reasonable efforts to ensure the safety of the people who they invite onto their property. Employees and clients or customers at business have the right to expect reasonable safety, workers at construction sites have the right to expect reasonable safety, and tenants and their guests at rental properties have the right to expect reasonable safety. When a person rents an apartment, house, or any other living space, the landlord is legally obligated to provide a space that is fundamentally structurally sound, and free of obviously hazardous elements. In the vast majority of cases, landlords conscientiously provide safe housing for their tenants, but of course every rule has its exception.
The lease agreement is a contract that spells out the specific rights and responsibilities of both landlord and tenant. Of course, both landlord and tenant are subject to legal responsibilities as well. In the case of the landlord, these legal obligations generally focus on avoiding unnecessarily hazardous situations.
There may also be other cases in which a landlord may be considered to be liable for injuries on his or her property. If you have been injured in an accident at the home that you rent, and you believe that the landlord did not make a reasonable effort to provide you with a safe living environment, you need to speak with a Denver premises liability attorney as soon as possible. Claims in civil court have a statute of limitations, a time limit, and you need to give your attorney time to put together the strongest case possible.
A Denver premises liability lawyer at the Law Firm of Fuicelli and Lee will be committed to helping any tenants who have been injured by dangerous situations in their rental homes. Fuicelli and Lee, PC is dedicated to the rights of people who have been injured through no fault of their own, and believes in communicating openly and honestly with clients. If we take your case we will fight as hard as possible to get you the best possible outcome. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Fuicelli and Lee, PC at (303) 355-7202.
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