Apartment Injury Attorneys

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When Do You Need an Apartment Injury Lawyer?

Were you seriously injured at an apartment complex in Texas? Assaulted, mugged, raped, burned, or worse? If so, you have legal rights that you need to be aware of, and those rights need to be aggressively defended by apartment injury attorneys.

Property owners have the responsibility of maintaining safe and secure premises for individuals who live in or visit the property. If the property owner or manager is negligent in providing adequate security and a resident or visitor is assaulted, raped, or otherwise injured as a result, the victim may be able to file a legal claim against such party.

Negligent apartment security falls under the umbrella of premises liability laws, which are very specific about a property owner’s duty of care in maintaining a safe and secure premise. These laws can be complex and generally require the assistance of a lawyer in the event of a dispute.

The attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek have helped many injured people recover millions in verdicts and settlements, and it costs you nothing to schedule a consultation, so please contact us as soon as possible at (832) 690-7000. Our Houston-based legal team is on hand to provide legal advice and representation for your case.

What Is the Compensation in an Apartment Complex Lawsuit?

Successfully litigated negligence claims can help victims recover financially from various expenses and losses caused by the injury.

A damages award from an apartment injury lawsuit can compensate the injured person for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability

In cases where there has been a loss of life due to someone else’s negligence, a court may choose to issue wrongful death damages. These may cover costs like funeral expenses and other financial burdens on the surviving family.

The amount of damages obtained in a negligent security case largely depends on the individual facts of your case, such as the severity of injuries. It can also depend on the skill and experience of the lawyer handling your case.

That’s why it is important that you contact one of our apartment injury lawyers as soon as possible. We have direct experience in pursuing liability cases on behalf of injured apartment complex residents.

An apartment injury lawyer can provide services that the average citizen wouldn’t be able to perform on their own without help. As trained legal professionals, they have what is required to prove a case under personal injury laws.

Who Is Liable for an Apartment Injury?

In most cases, apartment complex owners and managers can be held liable for an apartment injury. The owners and managers are responsible for providing adequate security to residents and visitors. These measures are designed to prevent foreseeable criminal activity or intrusion.

Apartment complexes often have very unique security concerns compared to other types of residential property. They can be situated in areas of high foot traffic, and are often unfenced and exposed to the public. What constitutes adequate security may vary somewhat depending on the individual property.

In general, adequate security measures may include:

  • Properly secured gates, doors, and windows
  • Installation of security cameras in public areas
  • Adequate lighting in hallways and parking areas
  • Properly maintained emergency exits and alarms
  • Presence of trained, pre-screened security guards on the premises
  • Recognizing and addressing criminal history on or near the property

Texas law requires plaintiffs in a negligent apartment security claim to prove:

  • They were lawfully on the premises
  • The property owner had a duty of care to provide adequate security
  • The property owner breached their duty of care to provide adequate security
  • The breach in the duty of care caused the incident resulting in injury

So, for example, suppose an apartment property owner had a duty to ensure that a hallway remained well-lit. If they failed to repair a broken hallway light bulb, they could be held liable if their inaction resulted in an injury to one of the residents.

Liability and corresponding legal consequences may increase if it can be shown that the property owner knew or should have known of a dangerous condition yet failed to remedy it. A common example of this is where a property owner knows that a parking lot is dangerous, yet fails to install property security personnel and measures in that area.

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How Can an Apartment Injury Lawyer Assist With My Case?

An apartment injury lawyer can provide services that the average citizen wouldn’t be able to perform on their own without help. As trained legal professionals, they have what is required to prove a case under personal injury laws.

An apartment injury lawyer can:

  • Compile medical records, police reports, and other documentation for your claim
  • Obtain witness statements, photographs, or video footage of the accident
  • Revisit the scene of the incident to gather additional evidence for your case
  • Research the applicable laws (these will vary by state)
  • Ensure your case is filed on time
  • Formulate a strong legal strategy for trial

If you were injured at your apartment complex because of the negligence or inaction of a property manager, you may be entitled to significant compensation. However, the services of a lawyer are typically needed to ensure you aren’t missing out on the legal remedy you are entitled to.

Should I Hire an Apartment Injury Lawyer?

Apartment injuries can be very serious, and may require legal action to reimburse the injured person for their losses. The laws governing premises liability and accident claims can be complex, but an experienced apartment injury lawyer can provide guidance.

If you or a loved one were injured at an apartment complex, contact the lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 690-7000. We have the qualifications and resources needed to pursue a fair and just damages award on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do after an apartment building injury?

Victims of assault, rape, mugging, or other crimes on a public or private property should immediately seek medical assistance and report the incident to law enforcement and the property owner.

Proper reporting is important because it is the plaintiff’s burden to prove that their injuries were caused by negligence. Filing a report can help lay the groundwork for documentation in an upcoming lawsuit as needed.

What are common causes of apartment injuries?

Common causes of apartment injuries include:

  • Assaults on the premises due to lack of security
  • Slip and fall injuries due to dangerous flooring conditions
  • Residents being struck by falling objects or collapsing structures
  • Electrical/wiring-related injuries
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Fire-related accidents

These types of incidents can lead to serious, life-long injuries and medical conditions. They can also affect several families and tenants all at the same time. If you need legal representation, contact a personal injury lawyer at Pierce Skrabanek for a free consultation.

What if I’ve had a slip and fall at my apartment complex?

If you’ve had a slip and fall in your apartment building, you should seek medical attention, file a report with your apartment manager, and contact a lawyer for legal advice. While they may seem like minor types of accidents, slip and falls can often involve serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries or fractured bones.

A qualified lawyer can help ensure that the proper parties are held liable in the event of a slip and fall. They can also negotiate for the ideal damages award or settlement amount to cover the costs associated with your injuries.

When should I file a lawsuit for an apartment injury claim?

If you’ve been injured in an apartment complex, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal rights and begin the process of filing a lawsuit. In the state of Texas, personal injury claims are subject to filing deadlines, called the “statute of limitations,” which is two years from the date of the accident.

Besides this, filing earlier rather than later is preferable for many reasons. For instance, evidence may change or disappear over time. It’s best to take action quickly so you don’t lose your chance at recovering damages. Contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 583-1862 for legal advice for your case.