Renting an apartment from a landlord can be a great arrangement, as the tenant does not have to deal with the responsibilities of homeownership but is still afforded a comfortable place to live. Landlords are responsible for ensuring that the apartment is safe and secure for all tenants, employees, and guests. Unfortunately, when a landlord fails to ensure a safe premise, people can become seriously injured.
Some of the most common accidents that take place in apartments throughout Pennsylvania involve stairway accident from a loose step or railing, sidewalks and parking lots with potholes or snow/ice, poor lighting in communal areas, failure to take security precautions, and faulty fitness center equipment. Of course, these are just a few of the many causes of accidents that can take place in an apartment complex.
If you have been seriously injured at your apartment complex, it is important to consider your legal options. You may be able to hold your landlord accountable for his or her failure to maintain a safe property and recover significant compensation for your injuries. With that said, you will be required to fulfill the burden of proof, meaning that you must find evidence showing that your landlord knew or should have reasonably known about the hazards and failed to fix them. You may fulfill the burden of proof with pictures, surveillance footage, videos, and witness testimony.
If you have questions about being seriously injured in an accident at your apartment complex, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Contact us today.
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