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Home may be where the heart but there are many dangers lurking where you or someone you love can get hurt in a residence where you have a right to expect safe conditions. Whether you were injured in your house, a friend’s house, or a rented home or apartment, the personal injury attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will work to hold the responsible parties liable and get you compensated for your suffering.
Accidents caused by dangerous or defective property that occur inside or outside a private home or rental residence are called “premises liability” accidents. The owner has a responsibility to keep his or her property safe, and not to subject anyone who enters the property – to live, shop or visit – to an unreasonable risk of injury. The duty to maintain a safe environment falls to the owner because the owner has control over the condition of the premises, and the tenant or visitor does not.
If you are injured in an accident at a private home, the homeowner is responsible. In some cases, a home may be rented out, making a tenant accountable for your claim as well. These private home accidents can include:
Since apartment complexes are designed to hold a number of people in relatively small quarters, there is a lot of foot traffic. Where there are a large number of people, there are a large number of accidents. If you’ve been injured in an apartment or apartment building, it’s likely the building’s owner and landlord is at fault.
The landlord is responsible for everything outside the apartment – this includes all common spaces like hallways, stairs, laundry rooms, lobbies and elevators. The landlord is also responsible for the immovable things inside the apartment, such as walls, floors, tile, fixtures and appliances.
In some situations, you may file a successful case against both the owner of a property and a tenant. Often, accidents occur at the edge of two properties due to poorly maintained fences and sidewalks. In situations where it is not immediately clear whose property you were hurt on, you may need to file multiple claims.
These are the complex situations that the attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will simplify for you. Simply call today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you sort out your claim, and we will fight to hold the right parties liable for your injuries.