Torrance Apartment Complex Injury Attorney
In private dwellings, safety and security are generally the owner’s responsibility. That’s certainly true in single-family homes, and it is also usually true in apartment complexes. Legally, these falls and other incidents are quite complex. In addition to the ownership issue, many apartment owners delegate some or all of their responsibilities to management companies.
A hard-working Torrance apartment complex injury lawyer at the Soofer Law Group break down complex cases into manageable parts. We approach each case one issue at a time. This approach helps us build a successful claim and paint a compelling picture for the jury.
Our professional team is here to help victims obtain maximum compensation. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we start working for you. Give us a call right away for a FREE consultation at (310) 478-5090.
Why Choose Soofer Law Group to Represent You?
- Our personal injury law firm in Torrance gives it their all, providing the most aggressive yet compassionate legal representation for all of our clients.
- Every Torrance apartment complex injury lawyer at Soofer Law Group will fight to protect the best interests and financial well-being of our clients.
- Ramin Soofer, the founding attorney, he has a proven track record achieving a favorable financial income for clients since 1993.
What Are the Types of Injuries Tenants Can Endure?
Like most other business people, apartment complex owners look to maximize profits in any way possible. That means maximizing revenue, such as rental income, and minimizing expenses, like maintenance costs. As a result, many complexes are filled to the brim with tenants and have only skeleton maintenance crews. As a result, apartment tenants are at risk for Torrance injuries from things like:
- Faulty staircases,
- Loose or unsafe handrails,
- Dog bites,
- Collapsed ceilings,
- Inadequate security, and
- Swimming pool drowning.
A Torrance apartment complex injury lawyer may be able to obtain substantial compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
A lawyer does more than obtain needed compensation. The Soofer Law Group team also ensures that victims receive medical attention, even if they have no insurance or money. This attention includes not only emergency care, but also follow up care and physical therapy. Furthermore, as victims recover, our team deals with the insurance company. So, our clients have added peace of mind.
What Damages Can Be Involved in a Claim?
In California, apartment complex owners, and all other property owners have a duty of reasonable care. That duty means that owners must protect people from unintentional injury. However, the level of duty varies according to certain facts in the case, such as:
- Owner’s Degree of Control: Apartment owners may not be liable for some injuries which occur inside apartment units. However, owners are usually responsible for any injuries which occur in hallways, parking lots, clubhouses, and other common areas.
- Burden of Reducing Harm: Apartment owners could eliminate the risk of swimming pool drownings or dog bites by draining the pool or prohibiting all animals, but these burdens are probably excessive.
- Owner’s Knowledge of Hazard: Owners probably do not know about security and other hazards inside private dwellings unless the tenants report them. However, owners have a responsibility to inspect common areas and eliminate or minimize hazards.
Other factors include the probable seriousness of harm and the likelihood of accidents in Torrance.
Insurance Company Defenses
In many premises liability claims, and particularly in swimming pool injury claims, insurance company lawyers often try to use the assumption of the risk defense. This legal loophole excuses tortious conduct if the victim voluntarily assumed a known risk. Warning signs, like “No Lifeguard on Duty,” make the assumption of the risk defense easier to prove in court.
However, warning signs alone are not enough. Lawyers must also prove that the victim saw the sign, could read the sign, and could understand what the sign meant. So, a warning statement buried on a list of pool rules may not be effective. Additionally, people with limited reading skills or English proficiency may not fully appreciate the warning.
Contact Apartment Complex Injury Lawyers Today
Apartment owners usually have a legal responsibility to keep tenants and guests safe. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Torrance, contact the Soofer Law Group. We do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases. Call us at (310) 478-5090.