Was Landlord Responsible for Building Visitor's Slip and Fall?

LVT Number: #30275

A building visitor sued landlord NYCHA, claiming that landlord was responsible for her slip-and-fall on an unsecured doormat outside tenant's apartment. The visitor's hand was injured in the accident, which she claimed was caused by a dangerous condition in the building. The court denied landlord's request to dismiss the case without trial. Landlord pointed out that the visitor's descriptions of what happened were inconsistent. Landlord also argued that the visitor's injury resulted when she was attacked by an intruder in the building hallway.

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Michael v. NYCHA: 64 Misc.3d 1210(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 51107(U) (Sup. Ct. Kings; 7/9/19; Rivera, J)