You should talk to a California personal injury lawyer about your options if you suffer a serious injury. A lawyer could help you earn much more for your accident and hold a landlord fully liable.
When you pay rent, you should get more than just a place to sleep and eat. You are owed a safe apartment or condo to live in. You should also be safe when you walk the grounds, including going up and down a set of stairs. When a property management company puts off maintenance and repairs on a crumbling stairway and you fall and get hurt, they can be held responsible for your recovery costs.
Schedule a Free Case Review with a California Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one are hurt in a fall on a set of stairs at your apartment, you can seek damages from a property owner, a landlord, or the property management company.
Contact a real California premises liability lawyer for a free case consultation to find out what your injury is worth and how to hold the negligent party’s insurance company accountable. There’s no obligation to talk to the personal injury lawyers at Maison Law, and if you need us to help you maximize what you earn from an injury claim, you won’t need any upfront money. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then our fee comes out of the settlement you are awarded.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Fall at My Apartment Complex?
If your fall only results in a few bumps and bruises, you may not need the help of a personal injury lawyer. If your injury results in a serious injury like a broken bone or head trauma, a lawyer could be a necessary safeguard.
When the cost of recovery escalates, commercial liability insurance companies begin to get nervous about how much they will have to pay in compensation. Instead of moving to help injured victims and their families, they can, instead, look for ways to avoid taking the blame for an accident. They may try to shift the blame to you or say the landlord didn’t know about the issue.
Your California premises liability lawyer is your defense against these tactics. Your lawyer would fully investigate your case and gather evidence and witness testimony. After building a strong case based on proof, an insurance adjuster will have a hard time rejecting your claim. Your lawyer also fights to get you the most in compensation possible. If an insurance adjuster extends a “lowball” settlement offer, your lawyer will reject it and demand more.
The easiest way to see if a personal injury lawyer can help you earn more for your accident claim is to take advantage of a free consultation with Maison Law. We will be upfront with you about your case. If we can’t help you secure more for your recovery, we’ll tell you that. We’ll let you know how to handle your claim yourself and how to make sure you receive what’s fair.
Who Is Responsible If I Fall Down the Stairs at My Apartment Complex?
Under California’s premises liability laws, property owners and those responsible for property management are legally required to keep the grounds around an apartment complex as safe as possible. They must show a “duty of care” towards tenants and visitors.
They must monitor for damage around stairwells, sidewalks, parking lots, and pools and repair those hazards in a reasonable amount of time. If they don’t, and you get hurt, the property owner or landlord could be responsible for helping you pay for medical care and for replacing the valuable time you lose at work while injured.
Owners and property management companies are also responsible for the dangers that other tenants create. They must monitor for spills inside and outside an apartment office. They must watch for debris left on a stairstep that could send somebody tumbling downward to suffer a broken bone. These obstacles should be cleaned up or fixed in a reasonable amount of time before residents get hurt.
You or a family member should receive full injury support when an owner’s negligence causes a fall on a set of stairs. However, the apartment owner or management company will have liability insurance adjusters who get paid to try to deny your right to compensation. They want to poke holes in your account of what happened. They may even try to blame the accident on your carelessness. Your California personal injury lawyer will be your safeguard against this unfair behavior.
Contact a California Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one are hurt in a fall at your apartment complex, there’s no risk in talking to a skilled California personal injury lawyer in a free consultation. It’s a great way to find out what your injuries are worth before an insurance adjuster tries to convince you otherwise.
Contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free, no-obligation case consultation for your family. If you do require Maison Law’s help in getting what’s fair from an insurance company, you won’t need any upfront money. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then, our fee comes out of the settlement money you receive.