An owner of a building is generally liable for injury to a person if the building was maintained or kept in a negligent condition which condition causes a danger to people using that portion of the building. This applies to commercial and to residential buildings.
Simply put the owner is responsible for keeping the building in a reasonably safe condition, and is liable for injury caused by an unsafe condition. In order to hold the owner or the manager of the building liable, the injured party through his or her attorney must show that the owner or manager of the building either knew about the unsafe condition or in the use of reasonable care should have discovered the condition and corrected it. For example, if a building has a super living in the building, it is easy to show that the super who takes care of the building on a daily basis knew or should have known about the broken step on the stairway since the super is in the building every day.
If you or loved one has an injury that happened in a building we are there to help you.