Home-related accidents are responsible for over 6,000 deaths each year. Most victims of home accidents are not at fault. Believe it or not, but landlords can be held responsible for many accidents that happened inside of a home.
If you are living in a rented property, the chances are that your accident happened as a result of your landlord’s negligence. If that is the case, you may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation. Here is how you can file a personal injury claim against your landlord for the damages sustained in an injury at home.
Cracked Pavements and Potholes
If your parking lot has evident cracks all over the pavement, you should let your landlord know about it. If he or she is familiar with them but chooses not to do anything about it, any accident that happens as a result of cracked pavement or potholes will be on your landlord. In other words, if you get injured in your parking lot or walkway, or trip and fall and end up with a serious injury, you will be eligible to sue your landlord and file a personal injury claim. The best thing you can do is get legal help and ensure that you maximize your claim and compensation. Consult with Philadelphia personal injury attorney before you do anything else and our attorneys will help you obtain the highest compensation possible.
Faulty Shower Doors
If your shower doors are faulty and cannot close properly, you should replace them and let your landlord know about it. Never pay out of your pocket for that, unless your landlord agrees to reduce your rent by the amount you paid for the shower doors.
If your landlord refuses to compensate you or refuses to replace your faulty shower door, if you slip and fall while trying to shower and hold the door at the same time, the fault may lie with your landlord. At that point, the best thing to do is consult with a knowledgeable attorney and discover your legal options.
Snow and Ice
If your landlord fails to clean the snow and ice around your walkways or parking lot, the chances are that your or one of your family members will end up falling and potentially getting injured. If and when that happens, call Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia from Dan Doyle Law Group and let him know what and why it happened. He will provide you with a free case evaluation and tell you what the best course of action is. If you choose to hire an attorney, he will do everything in their power to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Other injuries and accidents worth mentioning are:
- Damaged flooring
- Broken staircases
- Unstable balconies or decks
- Neglected playgrounds
- Electrical shocks as a result of faulty sockets
- Falling objects (loose ceiling tiles, rusted overhead light fixtures)
- Broken or missing smoke alarms
- Missing or broken locks