Los Angeles Apartment Injury Lawyer
Los Angeles, California is a mecca for rentals and apartment complexes. Home to almost four million people, Los Angeles has hundreds of thousands of apartments and condos for rent within city limits. As a tenant in one of these buildings, the last thing you might expect is a serious injury. If your landlord fails to keep up with property inspections, repairs, and safety requirements, however, you could end up in the hospital. At Soofer Law Group, our personal injury attorney advocates for victims in apartment accident and injury claims in Los Angeles. Find out if you are eligible for compensation today. Call (310) 478-5090 for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We have successfully recovered over $75 million for our clients. We achieve maximum results through tailored legal strategies and hard work.
- We can take apartment injury claims to court in LA County. Ramin is not afraid to go up against the largest and most powerful insurance companies on behalf of his clients.
- We operate on a No Fee Promise. If we do not win your Los Angeles apartment injury case, we will not charge you any attorney’s fees for our services.
Can a Tenant Sue for Injury?
Apartment injury cases usually take the form of premises liability lawsuits in California. The rules of premises liability state that a property visitor – including a tenant in a rented unit – will have the right to file a lawsuit for an injury obtained on the premises if that injury arose from a defect the property owner should have remedied. If you slipped and fell in a shared laundry room because of a leaky pipe, for example, you might have a claim against your landlord or the building’s owner.
What Rights Do Apartment Renters Have?
You or your Los Angeles apartment injury lawyer must prove the defendant infringed upon your rights or breached a duty of care owed to you to have a lawsuit for an apartment injury. In California, state, federal and local laws protect apartment tenants. These laws give you the right to a safe, clean, and habitable place to live. Your landlord has the legal obligation to provide heat, clean water, and working utilities. Your landlord must also make any repairs to defects that could make your apartment unreasonably dangerous while you live there. If your landlord breaches any duties of care or legal obligations and you get hurt in an accident as a result, you could have a claim to damages.
Common Causes of Injuries in Apartment Complexes
An apartment in Los Angeles could contain many defects or hazards that make it unreasonably dangerous for a tenant. It is the landlord’s responsibility to prevent common causes of accidents and injuries.
- Broken stairs or faulty staircases
- Leaky pipes and slippery floors
- Inadequate security
- Fire or flood hazards
- Dangerous dogs and dog attacks
- Structural or ceiling collapses
- Unsafe swimming pools
Your landlord must regularly inspect your apartment building’s common areas, ensure the livability of units and respond promptly to maintenance requests. Failure to do so could lead to liability for your injuries.
Common Injuries in Apartment Complexes
Apartment complex accidents can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, pulled muscles, traumatic brain injuries, back and spine injuries, lacerations, puncture wounds, scarring, disfigurement, and even wrongful death. If you have any type of injury after an apartment complex accident in Los Angeles, contact our lawyers for a free consultation. The property owner might owe you compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional damages.
Contact the Los Angeles Apartment Injury Lawyers at the Soofer Law Group
You might have a case against your landlord if you believe he or she could have prevented your apartment complex accident but negligently failed to do so. Our Los Angeles apartment injury lawyers may be able to help you gather evidence and bring a claim against the correct defendant in the pursuit of fair compensation. Please contact us now to discuss your options for financial recovery.