Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
First, it depends on the reason that there was ice at that location. If it was due to a defect in the eaves, downspouts, or some part of the exterior, and IF the landlord was given notice of the problem but failed to fix it, the you can sue. Second, the landlord cannot evict you for making a claim. You can be evicted for not paying your rent or for being lousy tenants, though. Third, if the defect (the ice) was readily visible and could have been avoided, you will either lose the case or receive a discounted value of the case.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
That is a totally fact driven opinion. That will depend on if the landlord was responsible for ice removal and had sufficient notice and time to do so and if you husband also had some negligence to offset the liability.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
If you live there I would consider your responsibility to make it safe is a landlord supposed to walk around and make you safe all day when the weather is bad? Come on folks. Look after yourselves like my granddaddy and everybody else granddaddy did (before Roosevelt and Obama).
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Curry, Roby & Mulvey Co., LLC | Bruce A. Curry
You would only be able to sue if 1.) the ice was an unnatural accumulation (i.e. the building owner made it worse than had the ice and snow simply accumulated) and 2.) the ice was not open and obvious. Assuming you could prove these things, you may have a viable claim against the landlord.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
First, we need to know if there was a lease. That might have a clause in it explaining whose responsibility it was to take care of maintenance such as ice. If there was no lease, then there probably is no recourse against the landlord, since you as the tenants should be responsible for salting and sanding, unless there was an agreement or understanding to the contrary.
Answer Applies to: New York
Robert Butwinick | Robert Butwinick
Possibly. It depends on several factors. First, was the landlord responsible for maintaining outside areas? Was the the side of the house where he slipped a designated walkway, or just an area of the yard? The type of policy of the landlord carriers is also an issue. Some policies will exclude claims by anyone who resides on the premises, regardless of their status as owner occupant or renter. Depending the severity of his injuries, it sounds like something you should consult with an experienced injury lawyer and these issues and other can be assessed to determine if there is a viable claim.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, PLLC | Richard Johnson
Can you sue? Sure. The issue is can you recover money damages? Did the landlord failure to warn or make safe a latent dangerous condition that it / he created, or knew about, or should have known about, that your husband did not know about, or shouldnt have known about in the exercise of reasonable care for his own safety?
Answer Applies to: Washington