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[WATCH] Can the trustees be held liable for gross negligence?

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Hi, I was injured in the complex I am currently living in as a tenant. I missed the last step due to no lighting on the stairs, or parking area or the unit next door to the stairs at 7:30pm and broke my ankle in 4 places and badly sprained the other. I have no medical insurance so had to pay for casualty, operation etc myself, plus I am a commission earner only so loss of income. Please could you advise me if the complex is liable for gross negligence. I know they have a sign at the front stipulating no liablity for any injury, but I believe this is gross negligence and therefore should not apply. Would this be correct?

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David A Steynberg, managing editor and director of HomeTimes, has more than 10 years of experience as both a journalist and editor, having headed up Business Day’s HomeFront supplement, SAPOA’s range of four printed titles, digimags Asset in Africa and the South African Planning Institute’s official title, Planning Africa, as well as B2B titles, Building Africa and Water, Sewage & Effluent magazines. He began his career at Farmer’s Weekly magazine before moving on to People Magazine where he was awarded two Excellence Awards for Best Real Life feature as well as Writer of the Year runner-up. He is also a past fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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