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Just wondering

my friend was laying in her bed and part of the ceiling came down and hit her can she sue her landlord...

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Jul. 18, 2013 in Home & Garden

Answers (8)
  • No... she sues the ceiling for being mean.


    Answer by anestheticsex at 8:03 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Depends. What does the lease mandate in terms of repairs, is there a history in place where she has brought concerns of the state of the ceiling to her landlord? Etc. Ceilings don't just randomly fall, something would have to have caused it. Whether that be an earthquake, a history of water damage, etc. So the history of what caused it would be taken into consideration as well. If say it was water damage and the tenant has a history of reporting the condition to her landlord and calls requesting maintenance on it then and no action being taken prior to the incident then yes.. she can and should sue. If it was a freak accident or caused by natural events such as an earth quake it will be harder and should be covered under her rental insurance to be quite honest.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:06 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • It also partially depends on what happened as a result of the ceiling falling on her. Was she injured?

    Answer by Ballad at 8:10 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Unless she told the landlord before about the ceiling issues, then she should do something.

    Answer by violis73 at 8:11 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • first time happening..

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:06 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • I have no idea, I'm not a lawyer.

    Answer by idareyou at 9:33 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Yeah "history of issues" is not the same as "History of chunks of the ceiling falling down."
    Ugh whatever.. Tell her to woman up and get over it, especially if it didn't cause any serious injury. She likely doesn't have a case anyways

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:59 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Depends on several things I suppose.

    Answer by morebee7 at 12:35 AM on Jul. 20, 2013

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