When you lease or rent property, someone else owns it. This brings an important, yet little pondered on question to mind, “Can you sue your landlord if you get injured in your apartment?” The answer to that question is, “yes if the landlord either knew about unreasonably unsafe conditions existing in your apartment unit and/or failed to inform you of them.” If you are ever involved in a personal injury accident on rented or leased property, hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Inglewood to help you navigate through the maze of personal injury law.
Since landlords own the property which you are renting, they have a legal obligation to keep the property safe for you and for public usage by maintaining common areas and by repairing places with potentially unsafe conditions. Your lawyer will inform you of this. Landlords also have a legal obligation to inform all those who enter onto their property of potentially unsafe areas. If they fail to do so, they could face personal injury lawsuits from those entering onto their property even if they are trespassers.
Did you know that landlord negligence applies to instances of criminal activity?
Personal injury lawyers know about landlords’ legal obligation to keep their properties safe and to inform all those who enter into their properties about the potentially unsafe conditions of those properties. But did you know that most personal injury lawsuits against landlords arise from property loss or bodily injury suffered or sustained from criminal activities on the part of the occupants? This is especially true when the landlord knew about a history of criminal activities occurring on his or her properties and failed to act accordingly.
You can sue your landlord for nuisance
Your lawyer will inform you that you can sue your landlord for nuisance. In these instances, the landlord was fully aware of a condition on his or her property which resulted in the occupant from fully enjoying the property to the fullest extent. A good example of this could be a broken heater in a public pool in an apartment complex which resulted in you being unable to enjoy swimming to its fullest extent.
Landlords are indeed responsible for maintaining their properties to certain standards to ensure that they are safe enough for public usage and that the public can enjoy them and their facilities to the fullest intended extent. Failure of landlords to do this can result in hefty personal injury lawsuits being levied on them by the occupants.