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Homeowner pushed me down on his property…

Submitted By: Curtis (Forest, MS)

I leased a building for 2 years from this person and while at their home paying my monthly lease, I informed him that I would not be leasing the property anymore after Dec 31, 2011, which is when the lease ends.

He went into a rage, screaming and cursing at me to get off his property. As I was walking away he shoved me from behind, causing me to slip and fall into a pile of junk in their garage. It bruised my leg up pretty good, but bruised my ego even more. I’m not looking for lots of money, but I feel like this wasn’t right of him to do and would like to know if I have any recourse? Thank you.

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Dear Curtis,

Unless you suffered some injuries which required medical attention you really don’t have a viable legal claim for personal injury against the landlord.

If at or about the time of the bruise to your leg you contacted the police and filed an assault charge against the landlord, your case against him becomes somewhat stronger.

Regrettably, the courts don’t render personal injury judgments against third parties for bruised egos they may have caused.

If your leg doesn’t heal quickly, or in the unfortunate event your leg injury becomes worse, see a doctor. If you haven’t already you should consider seeing a doctor to confirm the bruise to your leg is just that – a bruise and nothing more serious.

In the unlikely event your leg injury is diagnosed with a more serious finding of injury you will then have a relativly strong case against the landlord.

Otherwise, you should probably relegate your experience to those others in the past which hurt when they occurred, but in time passed.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: December 28, 2011

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One thought on “Homeowner pushed me down on his property…

  1. I was injured on leased property and I’ve been unable to work. I’m self employed. It’s been 8 months and I can’t pay rent. I’m still waiting on the insurance settlement. Can the property manager evict me even if I was hurt on the property?

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