My wife and I rented a beach-side home in Gloucester MA this summer. We invited some guests and one of the guests tripped and injured herself. She has medical bills and lost wages. As the home renter, am I liable for her injury claims, or is it the homeowners liability?
Generally, the home renter has a responsibility to inform the landlord of any defects or any unsafe conditions on or about the property. The tenant or any guest rightfully on the property injured as a result of the failure to correct said unsafe condition within a reasonable time will have the right to sue the landlord for damages. Any waiver of this provision in any lease or other rental agreement to hold the landlord harmless, or exonerate the landlord from any or all liability to the tenant, or to any other person, for any injury, loss, damage or liability is void and unenforceable.
Gloucester MA Personal Injury Lawyer, Attorney Alan Segal is based in Needham, MA and serves the Greater Boston region and all of Massachusetts in all personal injury accident claims and cases, including the cities and towns of Acton Agawam Amherst Andover Arlington Attleboro Barnstable Belmont Beverly Billercia Boston Braintree Bridgewater Brockton Brookline Burlington Cambridge Canton Chelmsford Chelsea Chicopee Danvers Dartmouth Dedham Dracut Easton Everett Fall River Falmouth Fitchburg Framingham Gloucester Haverhill Holyoke Lawrence Leominster Lexington Lowell Lynn Malden Marlborough Medford Melrose Metheun Milford Milton Natick Needham New Bedford Newton North Andover North Attleboro North Reading Norwood Peabody Pittsfield Plymouth Quincy Randolph Revere Salem Saugus Shrewsbury Somerville Springfield Stoughton Taunton Tewksbury Waltham Watertown Wellesley Westfield West Springfield Weymouth Woburn Worcester.