A property owner’s negligence can be held liable when a dangerous condition on their property causes harm to an individual. This type of personal injury case, which includes dangerous conditions on a property, encompasses a wide range of potential hazards, such as falling debris from a roof, nails left on the property after construction, poorly maintained stairs, or any other common household dangers. When a property owner neglects to address these dangerous conditions and someone gets injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable for their negligence. This is exactly what we fought for when a client came to us with injuries related to falling down a set of poorly-maintained steps in her apartment complex.
Premises liability cases are full of myths that prevent people who are seriously injured from getting the justice they deserve. Premises liability relates to laws that say that property owners are responsible for injuries that occur on their property due to their negligence. In the context of a personal injury claim related to badly maintained apartment staircase steps, the property owner or landlord would be liable if they knew or should have known about the dangerous condition of the steps and failed to take action to fix them.
To prove a premises liability claim, the injured person must show that the property owner had a duty to maintain the steps in a safe condition, that the property owner breached that duty, and that the breach caused the injury. In this case, the property owner’s duty would be to regularly inspect and maintain the steps, and to fix any dangerous conditions that are found. If the steps were in a state of disrepair and the landlord knew or should have known about it and failed to take action, they would be liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
How we can maximize your personal injury settlement:
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys, Ramy Joudeh and Brett Kuller, can negotiate for a better settlement by using various strategies and tactics. Some of these include:
Gathering and presenting evidence: Our personal attorneys will gather and present evidence such as medical records, police reports, witness statements, and expert testimony to strengthen our client’s claim. This evidence can help to demonstrate the extent of the client’s injuries and the liability of the other party.
Identifying the responsible party: We will investigate the incident of your injury and identify all parties who may be liable. This can include the property owner or the property maintainer. In the case of a car crash, the liable party could be the other driver.
Communicating with the insurance company: Insurance companies are just looking out for their bottom line. We are aggressive when we need to be and we can negotiate with our clients’ best interests in mind.
We cannot comment specifically on a case we haven’t consulted you on. But, you should know, that if you’ve been injured inside your apartment due to shoddy maintenance, you might have good reason to demand the best settlement possible. If you believe you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, pick up the phone and give us a call.