You need to consult a personal injury or premises liability lawyer. Many such lawyers will provide free initial consultation and will take the case on a contingency fee basis. It sounds like you may have sustained sufficient damages to justify a lawsuit. It also sounds like you may have good potential facts to support a liability claim against the landlord. However, it is difficult to make a defintive assessment in a forum like this. You need to discuss the facts of your case in detail with an attorney. As a general rule, landlords and other premises owners having possession or control of a property have a duty to keep the premises in a safe condtion free from unreasonably dangerous condition. Good luck.
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You need to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
It sounds to me like you have a case. The landlord has a duty to
keep common areas like the steps in proper repair and to have
proper lighting. You likely need to see an orthopedic specialist
to determine if you have a fracture and the type of treatment you
If you fell and were injured because a required railing was removed you likely have a good claim that the landlord is at fault. But a complete assessment is not possible based solely on what you have written. Defenses to the claim also need to be assessed, including comparative negligence, causation and damages.