Your apartment is your home. However, you do not have much control over the quality of maintenance, repairs and renovations within your apartment unit and common areas. The responsibility for the condition of the property falls upon the landlord and managers. The owner and managers, thus, are liable to you and your guests for injuries sustained because of an unsafe condition.
The Gumprecht Law Firm can help you exercise those rights. We recommend taking immediate action after an accident on unsafe property. To mitigate liability, landlords often quickly repair the problem and dispose of evidence of their wrongdoing. Attorney Michael Gumprecht is available 24/7 to discuss your claim. We take immediate action to preserve crucial evidence, such as photographing apartment conditions before the landlord has the opportunity to make repairs. We also may seek an emergency injunction if we suspect the landlord might destroy emails and text messages that demonstrate notice of unsafe conditions.
Our expeditious and thorough pursuit of victims’ rights has earned attorney Michael Gumprecht a number of honors, including the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40. More importantly, our strategic approach is one of the reasons we attain the maximum possible recovery for our clients. We are ready to help you recover for your injuries.
Landowner and Management Liability
The landlord and management company are responsible for proper maintenance of the apartment complex. The duties include reasonable inspection of the property and warnings to tenants and visitors about hidden hazards. Common causes of apartment accidents include:
- Broken stairwell or railing
- Malfunctioning or poorly maintained elevator
- Poor maintenance on kitchen appliances
- Improper electrical wiring
- Out-of-code fire escape, exit, alarms or sprinklers
- Missing pool drain cover and other drowning hazards
- Leaky air conditioning unit or slippery common area surface
- Toxic mold caused by pipe leaks inside of walls
Unfortunately, landlords often forego necessary repairs to save money at the expense of the tenants’ safety. Absentee landlords ignore tenant concerns and do not conduct the due diligence demanded by the law. These are just some of the reasons why it is important for injury victims to consult with an apartment accident lawyer.
Notice of Dangerous Condition
The manager may claim he or she did not know about the hazardous condition or that he or she was not responsible. Gumprecht Law Firm counters this common defense tactic by proving the manager knew (or should have known) about the problem before your injury.
We are often able to prove notice by tracing tenant complaints. For example, we might discover that, before an apartment fire, tenants repeatedly complained about electrical shocks that should have alerted management to deteriorating electrical wiring. We also might discover that tenants complained about blocked fire exits that thwarted safe escape. Whether written or verbal, tenant complaints are powerful evidence in an apartment accident claim, and we seek to find and use them to support your case.
Call a Georgia Apartment Accident Attorney to Recover After an Apartment Injury
If you were injured in an apartment accident, you may have a claim against the landlord and/or apartment manager for damages. Call 678-800-1050 today to discuss your case with a Georgia apartment accident attorney at the Gumprecht Law Firm 24/7. Your first consultation is free and, because we handle your claim on contingency, you do not pay lawyers’ fees until we recover.