Your landlord would be responsible for your friend's injury only if the property was in an unreasonably dangerous condition, the landlord had notice of the dangerous condition, and the landlord failed to act reasonably to fix the problem. The person who fell would also have to prove that her injuries were caused by the fall. Based on your submission, it is not clear whether the steps were defective or dangerous, or whether your friend simply slipped due to her own carelessness.
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I think with that fact pattern, it would be pretty tough for her to win.
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