As a tenant, can I file a burn injury lawsuit if my burn injuries were the result of my landlord’s negligence?
It is generally permitted to file a claim against a landlord citing negligence. However, when determining this it is important to work with a burn injury attorney who can help you parse through the language of your lease to ensure you can actually file a claim.
The language of a lease can be used by landlords to intimidate tenants into not taking action, but you have rights. In some states, if a lease says you have waived your right to a jury trial in a personal injury lawsuit, that clause could be found void. Don’t let your landlord intimidate you. Instead, contact an experienced burn injury attorney like those at Morgan & Morgan to find out if you can hold your landlord responsible for their negligence.