Landlord Not Responsible for Visitor's Slip and Fall

LVT Number: #24605

Tenant's visitor sued landlord for negligence after he slipped and fell from the second step from the top of a staircase leading down to a basement apartment. The visitor was holding his 2-year-old son at the time. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that he wasn't responsible for the visitor's injuries. The court ruled for landlord. The visitor appealed and lost. In pretrial questioning, the visitor stated that he fell when his right foot twisted, causing him to fall down two steps.

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