In our last post we discussed a serious mass transit accident which occured when a truck ran the cross-arms of a railroad crossing and was struck by a commuter train containing 169 people. The passengers described the horrible feeling they had when the accident occurred, derailing half of the train’s cars.
The Dolan Law Firm is pleased to announce a recent $ 5,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of a young woman and her husband whose lives were forever changed by the reflex sympathetic dystrophy that the woman developed after her Vespa scooter crashed on dangerous railroad tracks on a city street.
Paying rent is not the only responsibility that goes between a landlord and a tenant. The landlord also has the duty to keep common areas properly maintained. This duty stands to protect the tenants from unnecessary injury due to dangerous property conditions. A landlord who negligently fails to maintain the premises can be held liable for the injuries that result.