A business or property owner must use reasonable care to discover any dangerous conditions and must protect individuals invited upon the premises from those conditions. If the business or property owner fails to perform these duties he may be held liable for injuries suffered by those are injured upon the premises.
Under the “Landlord-Tenant Act” landlords have a special duty to provide habitable housing, including stairs and railings that are properly maintained. Landlords are strictly liable for injuries that are caused by failing to meet this duty. Unlike some injury claims that have a two year deadline, landlord-tenant claims must be filed in court within one year of the date of injury.
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