Have you suffered an injury at a Los Angeles apartment or hotel? Could your injury have been avoided if the owner had taken better care of the property? Contact Citywide Law Group to learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages.
Owners of apartment buildings and hotels in Los Angeles have an obligation to keep you safe. When these owners are negligent, you can hold them financially responsible for your injuries. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are here to help you maximize your financial award. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more.
Causes of Los Angeles Apartment Building Accidents
Apartment buildings and complexes are incredibly popular in Los Angeles. Approximately one-third of Americans across the country rent an apartment. In Los Angeles, more than half of all residents choose apartment living. Living in an apartment building or complex certainly has its benefits; you don’t have to worry about repairs or maintenance around the premises. You trust that the building owner or landlord will keep up their end of the bargain and make your apartment a safe and habitable space for you and your family.
Unfortunately, apartment building owners and landlords don’t always keep their properties up to code and safe. Neglected inspections, maintenance, and updates to the premises often result in accidents. Commonly reported causes of apartment building and hotel accidents and injuries in Los Angeles include:
Slips and Falls
Slips and falls are a leading cause of injuries to residents and guests. Many slips and falls are preventable. However, negligent building owners can create dangerous situations that put others in harm’s way. Causes of slips and falls can include:
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken stairs
- Loose or broken floorboards
- Building code violations
- Structural issues within the building, and
If the building owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition and failed to do anything about it, they may be liable for your slip and fall accident.
If the building is located in a dangerous area or if there are known threats of violence, owners must take steps to keep residents, guests, and visitors safe from reasonably anticipated harmful conduct.
In other words, if they know or should have known that a third party would engage in harmful conduct, they must take steps to protect you. Hotel and apartment building owners may be negligent and considered liable for your injuries if they fail to take certain safety precautions, including:
- Installing door locks and safety devices
- Providing adequate lighting in parking lots and common areas
- Hiring security guards, if necessary, or
- Installing security cameras to monitor the premises.
Contact our office today if you believe a building owner’s negligent security is the cause of your injury.
Hotel and apartment building owners have an obligation to keep guests and residents safe. This obligation requires them to inspect the property for risks, hazards, or issues regularly.
When a hazard or potential issue is identified, the owner must either issue a warning and/or take steps to fix the problem. Negligent operation of an apartment building or hotel can cause the following accidents:
- Elevator accidents
- Exposure to hazardous material
- Partial and/or total building collapses
- Parking lot accidents, and more.
Contact our attorneys for help if you have been involved in an accident while at a Los Angeles apartment building. We can review your case and help you identify your legal rights and options.
Hotel and Apartment Building Accident Injuries
Many different types of accidents can happen on the premises of a hotel or apartment building. As a result, victims can suffer a wide range of injuries. Our attorneys are prepared to help you recover compensation for any hotel or apartment accident-related injury, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injury
- Assault injury
- Burn injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Degloving injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Catastrophic injury, or
- Wrongful death.
Seek medical attention immediately if you been injured in a Los Angeles hotel or apartment accident. The physician will make sure that all of your injuries are promptly diagnosed and treated.
Damages Available to Hotel and Apartment Accident Victims
The costs of any hotel or apartment accident or injury can be overwhelming. Victims may require extensive medical care and even be forced to miss time at work to recover. Others may face the very real possibility of a lifelong disability. Some will suffer from debilitating and chronic pain for the rest of their lives. When someone else causes you to suffer an injury, you have the right to demand compensation from them.
At Citywide Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We will demand both economic and non-economic damages, including those for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation or nursing care
- Chronic pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
- Temporary and/or permanent disability, and more.
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our legal team. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we recover money for you.
How Our Los Angeles Hotel and Apartment Injury Lawyers Can Help
When you suffer an unexpected and debilitating injury the last thing you need to do is handle a personal injury claim. You need to focus all of your time and energy on yourself and your recovery. Hiring an attorney not only gives you the opportunity to do this, but also increases the likelihood of maximizing your financial award.
Here’s how our Los Angeles apartment and hotel injury lawyers will help you with your personal injury case.
1. Protect You From Manipulative Insurance Companies
If you’re injured at an apartment or hotel you’ll probably be dealing with the building owner’s insurance company. These companies aren’t interested in giving you the money you need to get better. Instead, they want to protect their profits by limiting your payout. Our attorneys won’t let an insurance company take advantage of you during this difficult time in your life. We know which tricks and tactics they’re likely to use and can prevent them from being used successfully. We’ll demand that insurers and their insured clients are held fully accountable for your injuries.
2. Pursue Compensation From All Liable Parties
In California, anyone who contributes to your injury can be liable for damages. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and determine the precise cause(s). This will then allow us to identify anyone who may have caused your accident and injury.
3. Value Your Case Properly
How much is your case worth? How are subjective injuries, such as pain and suffering, calculated? Our attorneys know that the only way to maximize your recovery is by identifying the true value of your case. We work closely with experts in a variety of fields to make sure that we know how much your case is worth. We’ll approach the defendant with hard evidence and expert support and demand that you get the money you deserve.
Call Our Los Angeles Hotel and Apartment Building Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in a Los Angeles hotel or apartment building accident you may be entitled to compensation. At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys are prepared to help you fight for the money you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free case assessment and learn more.