Whether you’re eager to get home to your apartment after a long day at work or visiting a friend, the last thing you expect is to slip and fall in the building. Unfortunately, there are a number of injuries that you can sustain in these accidents. As such, it’s imperative to understand that you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries you’ve endured in apartment complexes. However, you may not know who can be liable for apartment complexes’ damages. Keep reading to discover what you must know and how slip and fall attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What injuries can result in slip and fall accidents?
Unfortunately, there are a number of injuries that can occur as a result of slip and falls. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
Slips and falls can occur in a number of ways. For example, you may find that broken handrails, unsafe stairwells, unmarked wet spots, loose carpeting, or uncleared snow and ice from sidewalks can all impact tenants and visors of apartment complexes.
Who can be held liable for slips and falls in apartment complexes?
In many instances, the property owner can be held liable for injuries tenants and guests endured. However, you must be able to prove negligence. However, where the injury occurred plays a significant role in determining who can be held liable.
For example, if you slip and fall in your own apartment because of a wire left on the ground, you would not be able to hold your landlord liable. However, if they did not clear snow from the sidewalk or failed to put a sign up warning visitors about wet spots on the floor, they may be held liable for any injuries and damages that occur.
This is because property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property under reasonable standards because they have a duty of care to tenants and invited guests.
How can a personal injury attorney help me receive justice?
In order to prove that the property owner is liable for the injuries you’ve endured in an apartment complex, it’s necessary to understand that you must show that your injuries were not simply the result of an accident but rather due to the negligence of the owner who failed to prevent these accidents.
As such, working with an experienced attorney is vital to recovering the compensation you deserve, as these professionals understand the necessary steps to help hold the negligent party liable. For example, they may be able to access security footage, use witness testimony, and provide evidence that the conditions that led to your injuries were the direct result of the landlord’s negligence.
If you’ve been hurt, you should contact the team at Friedman Schuman to discuss your legal options when you’ve been injured at the hands of another party. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to assist you.