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rlaw55429

Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Texas

My elderly father got out of his car at the apartment building and slip on water that has been trickling down on pavement for weeks. He broke his ankle. They are on a very limited income ($1422 per month) and are having trouble paying $25 each time he goes to the doctor. Is there a way the apartment complex is liable for this injury? They were told to fix this drip many times. It was not due to rain.
 


HomeGuru

Senior Member
rlaw55429 said:
What is the name of your state? Texas

My elderly father got out of his car at the apartment building and slip on water that has been trickling down on pavement for weeks. He broke his ankle. They are on a very limited income ($1422 per month) and are having trouble paying $25 each time he goes to the doctor. Is there a way the apartment complex is liable for this injury? They were told to fix this drip many times. It was not due to rain.

**A: is he a tenant and what written proof does he have of previous notification to management of the unsafe condition? And what was the drip from?
 

rlaw55429

Junior Member
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Yes he is tenant. No he did not write it but other tenants will attest that they told the landlord to clean it up. Also the leak is from pipes.
 

HomeGuru

Senior Member
rlaw55429 said:
Yes he is tenant. No he did not write it but other tenants will attest that they told the landlord to clean it up. Also the leak is from pipes.

**A: if the other tenants will be testifying witnesses in court, then he has a good case for a claim.
 

enjay

Member
The argument could be made that since everyone knew the water was there, everyone should have known to avoid it.

Just playin' devil's advocate.
 

HomeGuru

Senior Member
enjay said:
The argument could be made that since everyone knew the water was there, everyone should have known to avoid it.

Just playin' devil's advocate.

**A: that's correct and good job playing devil's side.
 

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