Apartment Complex Liability Lawyers in Miami
Serving Clients in South Florida & Nationwide
In Florida as in many other parts of the country, owners and managers of apartment complexes are required to provide a reasonably safe environment for their tenants and other guests who visit the property. This means that landlords have what is referred to as a “duty of care” which includes maintaining the property in a safe condition to prevent injuries and criminal attacks.
Various types of injuries can occur at apartment buildings just as they can on any property. These injuries fall under the legal concept of premises liability. That means you can file a civil suit against a negligent property owner for damages when you are injured due to the owner’s carelessness. These are often complicated cases in which fault must be determined, established, and damages pursued through settlements or litigation. They are the kind of cases that call for a seasoned legal team such as Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen. If you believe your injuries at an apartment building were caused or contributed to by the landlord’s negligence, you should seek our professional help.
Injured at an apartment complex? Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online or at (866) 629-1061 for a free case evaluation.
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Apartment Complex Injuries or Deaths
When renting an apartment or a rental home, you have a right to reasonable safety. If your landlord fails to maintain your unit or the premises in a reasonably safe and secure manner that then results in injuries to you, you may have grounds for seeking compensation for your damages.
This could mean that something on the property posed a risk for injury, such as but not limited to the following:
- Improperly lit parking lots, stairwells, corridors, or other areas
- Unstable or rickety decks, balconies, bannisters or other areas
- Broken flooring
- Rodent infestations
- Lack of security measures to deter crime (such as deadbolts, motion detectors, security guards, etc.)
- Obstructed chimneys
- Lead-based paint or other dangerous building materials, such as asbestos
- Structures not up to current building codes or standards
- Illegal activity being conducted on the premises, such as drug dealing
- Lack of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide monitors, or fire exits
- The employment of gardeners, cleaning personnel, managers, or other workers with a criminal background who pose a threat to others
- Failure to evict unruly or dangerous tenants
- Lack of or broken fencing around pools or spas
One of the most dangerous of these is negligent security that can result in muggings, home invasions, and other types of assaults.
Landlords cannot be held responsible for whatever safety hazards a tenant or lessee places in his or her own unit. However, depending on the county, municipality, or state, landlords are generally responsible for the other areas mentioned above. They are obligated to know about any hazardous condition that could injure tenants or visitors, take steps to remedy it, or, if it cannot be remedied in a reasonable amount of time, provide warnings to tenants and guests such as signs, taped-off areas, or the like. They should employ security measures especially in areas where crimes have occurred. They should run background checks on any employees used at the property to avoid the risk of harm from these individuals.
Have You Sustained Injuries at Your Apartment Complex?
While it only takes a few minutes to suffer an injury from a fall, an assault, or some other cause at your apartment, you could suffer pain, discomfort, loss of wages, and more for days, weeks, months, or longer. You could find yourself facing huge medical expenses for treatment and recovery. In such a situation, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Only by discussing your case with one of our Miami apartment building accident attorneys will you understand the merits of your case and have the skilled representation you need to pursue those damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Need to find out if you have grounds for an apartment complex liability claim? Contact us at (866) 629-1061 today.