Q: One of our tenants was injured when an ungrounded outlet in the kitchen shorted out as she was using an appliance. Our building should have had grounded plugs, but we didn't know they were ungrounded. Are we responsible for her injuries? --Barb and Bill M.
A: When tenants are injured on rental property, usually the question for the landlord is this: In this situation, was the landlord negligent? And if so, did this negligence cause the accident; and was the tenant hurt as a result?