Asked by user in Montana.
I took the garbage out, and the large trailer park garbage can blew back and struck me. I’m experiencing terrible low back and neck pain.
Landlords have a duty to maintain common areas in a reasonably safe condition (Montana Code 70-24-303). You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the landlord knew the garbage can was unsafe and failed to take steps to fix the problem.
I would recommend meeting with an attorney in your area. Most initial consultations are free and the attorney will be able to review the specific facts of your case and tell you whether you have a valid claim. You can find a Montana attorney in your area using our free online legal directory.
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