SLIP AND FALL LIABILITY: I fell at an apartment complex that had a broken staircase and injured my spine. Since this slip and fall accident, I have not been able to work and I have medical bills coming in - who is legally responsible for this accident and injury?

Okay, this answer depends on some details.

Depending on the details of your accident, the property owner may be liable.  In a slip and fall case an injured person can pursue compensation for his or her injuries when the property owner is at fault due to negligent repair or not properly warning people of obvious dangers, or dangers he or she should have been aware.  In California, property owners have the duty to protect the public from injury that could occur on the premises. When a property owner violates this duty, he or she can be responsible for any injuries that occur.  So, yes, you could pursue the property owner.  To this end, there are still some facts that have to be proven in order to have a successful case.  For example, in your situation, the property owner could be held accountable if it can be proven that the property owner knew or should have known about the broken stairs. Any evidence that would support this would support your claim.  Other issues may be involved as well, so it is important to talk with a knowledgeable slip and fall attorney and go over all the details.

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