As the legal tenant of a property, you are entitled to certain rights. Your property owner must fulfill their legal obligations to keep you safe while you are on their property, whether it be an apartment complex or a business. If the property owner fails to uphold their responsibilities and you are injured as a result, you may be able to recover compensation from the property owner for their negligence.

Learn more about your rights as a legal tenant and how to protect them after an accident.


Premises liability law states that property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their premises for legal tenants and visitors. When property owners fail in this duty and a tenant or visitor is harmed as a result, premises liability law ensures they will be held accountable for their negligence.

As a legal tenant, you are entitled to the following from your property owner:

  • Fast and sufficient repairs for broken items on the property
  • Notification of hazardous materials on the property
  • Installation of adequate security measures on the property

If your property owner fails in any of the aforementioned requirements and you fall ill or become injured as a direct result of their negligence, you may be able to file a premises liability claim and recover compensation from them for the cost of any sudden medical expenses or lost wages.

During your time of recovery, it may feel overwhelming to take your property owner to court, particularly if they control the building in which you live or run a business. At Huffman & Huffman, PLLC, our Newport News personal injury attorneys are prepared to handle the legal issues while you focus on your recovery.

Contact us today at (757) 599-6050 to schedule free, confidential consultation.


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