Defending Apartment Owners Against Liability Claims
Apartment owners can be subject to a wide range of liability claims from tenants, guests, workers and almost any other person who may have reason to be on the apartment property. Most liability claims require proof of negligence against the apartment owner or property manager to win a liability case, so disproving that negligence is essential in any liability case.
An experienced lawyer can help you gather evidence and witness statements, help you navigate the court process, and guide you toward the best possible outcome for your case.
What Is Important In An Apartment Liability Case?
When handling an apartment liability case, your attorney must be able to show that you were not negligent by failing to fix a hazard or were not aware of any immediate dangerous conditions. He or she will also need to know the extent of the injuries the victim is claiming and whether those injuries match with the hazard involved.
Types Of Apartment Liability Claims
Many types of liability cases can be filed against rental property owners. The most common claims seen in the court system include:
- Premises liability: Whether it is a trip on broken stairs in common areas in an apartment complex or injuries due to parking lot hazards, one of the most frequent liability complaints against apartment owners is slip-and-fall injuries.
- Negligent security: When tenants or guests are victims of crimes such as assault, rape or theft in common areas of an apartment property, they may try to file a claim against the apartment owner for failure to provide security in common areas.
- Fire: Fires in apartment complexes can cause devastating damage as they can spread quickly. In addition to the damage, apartment owners may find themselves facing multiple liability claims from any tenants who suffered injury or property damage.
Contact An Apartment Liability Attorney
If you are an apartment owner in the New Jersey or New York area and are facing a liability claim, contact the experienced lawyers at Foster and Mazzie LLC today to schedule your consultation and evaluate your case.