I was visiting my sister around 7 pm at her apartment, she lives on the second floor, there were railings to hold on to. It was dark outside, and there were no lights on, so as I was about to hit the last step, i didn’t see the floor and my left foot landed wrong and half of my body fell. I went to the emergency room and i have a fractured leg and on crutches, the doctor told me to follow up with a specialist which i go to on Friday. Can I sue the apartment complex?
In Connecticut, the owner and/or manager of rental housing is responsible for injuries to an occupant and/or his/her visitors, if they are injured as a result of a defect at the premises. Failure to maintain adequate lighting and handrails is typically an indication of negligence. One would need an expert witness (engineer/safety inspector) to view the premises to make such a determination.