Apartment owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for tenants. When they fail to do so, and cause an injury because of their failure, an apartment accident attorney can help you protect your rights. At Ingerman & Horwitz, LLP, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping tenants stand up for their rights.
Apartment Building Accidents
Accidents can happen in many ways in apartment buildings. Here are some of the most common kinds of accidents people experience in apartment complexes:
- Apartment complex fires
- Assault by a third party
- Slips, trips, or falls caused by unsafe conditions, poor lighting, or poor maintenance
- Staircase accidents
- Deck or structure collapse
All too often we hear about apartment owners failing to maintain safety equipment such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or blocking fire exits. Locks remain unchanged and grant access to intruders. Lights burn out and aren’t replaced, making it hard to navigate treacherous walkways. Salt or melting chemicals are applied to stairs during winter, leading to cracking and crumbling concrete which is never repaired. Ice is allowed to accumulate in pedestrian areas. Parking lots are unsafe.
Apartment building owners have the responsibility to keep their property safe for those who live there.
Premises Liability and Apartment Buildings
Careful investigation is required in cases involving accidents at apartment complexes. Owners will certainly deny any wrongdoing and try to cover their tracks. Past owners may have failed to live up to their obligations in informing current owners about safety issues. We know how to find records, evidence, and witnesses to prove your case. We also know how to deal with the insurance companies that constantly deny, delay, and reduce claims.
When you are injured on the property of another, it’s called “premises liability.” All property owners are responsible for making their property as safe as possible. If your apartment building is unsafe, call and talk to one of our apartment accident attorneys today.