Slip and Fall Apartment or Rental Home Sidewalk

Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and Fall on Sidewalk

I had a slip and fall on my rental home sidewalk and was seriously injured, do I have a case?

If you fell on the walkway of your apartment building or rental home you may have a case depending on what caused you to fall.  Did you fall on snow or ice that covered the entire sidewalk?  Why were you leaving?  Were you leaving to go to work or go to a doctor?  If you had a fall on the walkway at your apartment or rental home and the sidewalk is not fit for its intended use (meaning that you could not traverse that walkway without encountering this danger) you may have a viable claim.  Could you walk around the snow or ice?  Was it another type of defect like a crack or gap?  Same questions would apply.  To give you a more detailed answer I really need many more facts.

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Michigan has a landlord tenant statute MCL 554.139.

Please see the statute link here:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(4xshogoeqdpd4dzxnftww2ln))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-554-139

The statute reads:

554.139 Lease or license of residential premises; covenants; modifications; liberal construction, inspection.

(1) In every lease or license of residential premises, the lessor or licensor covenants:

(a) That the premises and all common areas are fit for the use intended by the parties.

(b) To keep the premises in reasonable repair during the term of the lease or license, and to comply with the applicable health and safety laws of the state and of the local unit of government where the premises are located, except when the disrepair or violation of the applicable health or safety laws has been caused by the tenants wilful or irresponsible conduct or lack of conduct.

(2) The parties to the lease or license may modify the obligations imposed by this section where the lease or license has a current term of at least 1 year.

(3) The provisions of this section shall be liberally construed, and the privilege of a prospective lessee or licensee to inspect the premises before concluding a lease or license shall not defeat his right to have the benefit of the covenants established herein.

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