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Apartment Accidents

Learn About Your Legal Rights if You Were Injured at an Apartment Building in Ohio

Apartment buildings can be dangerous places. While many new apartment buildings offer pools, state-of-the-art gym equipment and other luxury amenities, new and old apartment buildings alike frequently suffer from construction defects, maintenance issues and other safety hazards that present risks for serious injuries.

If you have been injured at an apartment building in Ohio, you have clear legal rights. With offices in Columbus, we handle apartment accident cases statewide. Depending on the circumstances involved in your accident, various companies could be liable, and seeking just compensation will most likely involve dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company.

Common Causes of Apartment Accidents

Numerous safety hazards can put apartment residents and visitors at risk for serious injuries. Unfortunately, while apartment complex owners and managers have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe, many fail to do what is necessary to prevent accidents on their premises. For example, some of the most common causes of apartment accidents include avoidable issues such as:

  • Failure to clean up spills, debris, and other temporary hazards
  • Failure to treat or remove snow or ice
  • Dangerous pool decks and inadequate pool maintenance
  • Dangerous elevators and stairwells
  • Inadequate maintenance of gym equipment and other amenities
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate emergency exits
  • Poor-quality construction
  • Faulty wiring, exposed wiring and other electrical issues
  • Poorly marked parking blocks, sidewalks, steps, and other trip hazards

These issues (among others) can lead to broken bones, concussions, nerve damage, and other injuries that require extensive treatment and lead to substantial out-of-pocket costs. They can leave residents and visitors dealing with chronic pain and other lasting effects as well—and these are all “losses” for which apartment accident victims can (and should) seek just compensation.

Companies That Can Be Held Liable for Apartment Accidents in Ohio

Seeking just compensation for financial and non-financial losses resulting from an apartment accident starts with identifying the company that is financially responsible. There are a handful of possibilities, including:

  • The company that owns the apartment complex
  • The company that manages the apartment complex
  • An individual renter’s rental insurance company
  • A construction company or subcontractor that built the apartment building
  • A cleaning company or contractor that performed negligent maintenance

Determining what company is financially responsible for an apartment accident requires a thorough investigation—and investigating the accident promptly will help ensure that as much evidence as possible can be preserved. With this in mind, if you think you may have a claim (or don’t know and want to find out), you should discuss your accident with an experienced premises liability lawyer as soon as possible.

Schedule a Free Consultation at Malek & Malek Law Firm

Do you need to know more about filing a claim for an apartment accident in Ohio? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly. To discuss your claim with an experienced premises liability lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm for free, call 888-444-7440 or tell us how we can reach you online now.