Injured On Unsafe Premises At An Apartment
When it comes to apartment housing in the greater Sacramento area, and Northern California as a whole, not all apartments are created equal. Many of them can be downright dangerous. From crumbling stairs to exposed wiring and everything in between, some landlords or property owners simply don’t take the time to safeguard their buildings. In far too many places, a run-down building goes from being a problem to dangerous. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to a building managers’ inability to safely upkeep the premises, you may have grounds to take legal action.
To discover what options you may have available, call the Demas Law Group, P.C., today at (916) 444-0100 and schedule an appointment. Apartment owners and supervisors have a duty to provide a safe and secure building for tenants and visitors. Failing to do so is a breach of contract with renters who have agreed to live there.
If it’s proven that your personal injury accident happened because of a landlord’s inept or negligent actions, the victims can pursue a personal injury claim against them. Over the years we have seen building supervisors and other housing firms held accountable for a variety of damages, including:
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of employment
- Extensive medical bills
What Kind of Issues Are Common in Sacramento Apartment Premises Liability Cases?
Today’s housing market is incredibly competitive. With the decline of affordable places to live and rents steadily going up across the country, there are more people being priced out of their apartments and forced into places they normally wouldn’t move into.
Landowners and the managers who oversee apartment properties must provide safe housing if they plan to operate within the confines of the law. As we’ve seen time and again, this is not always the case. Many owners, looking to make a quick buck, become what are known as “slumlords”, charging ridiculous prices for a space they hardly ever take care of. Some of the more common complaints that come from these types of buildings include:
- Poorly lit stairwells that are rotting away or falling apart
- Cracked or uneven walkways lining the entire structure
- Electrical systems that pose a serious fire risk
- Broken windows that can easily fall out
- Toxic paint on the walls
Do I Have a Case Against my Sacramento Landlord?
The only way to be sure your claim is valid is to have it reviewed by a dedicated premises liability attorney. For years, the Demas Law Group, P.C., has represented individuals who have been victimized by negligent and neglectful building owners. For more information and to learn how we may be able to help your case, contact our office at (916) 444-0100.
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