Fort Lauderdale Apartment Complex Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt at home, contact this Fort Lauderdale Apartment Complex Accident Lawyer today. Accidents happen in apartment complexes all of the time. This is probably because there are many people coming and going in apartment complexes all of the time, and this activity can create for hectic environments.
Accidents in apartment complexes can occur in common areas (such as sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, fields or other grassy areas, stairs or pools) or in individual apartments. If your accident occurred in a common area, then you may be able to pursue a case against the owner of the complex. Apartment complex owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe. If they don’t, then they may be responsible for any injuries that result.
Accidents in common areas of apartment complexes can include slip and fall and trip & fall accidents. If you slipped or tripped on a liquid or object on the ground in an apartment complex, then you may be able to pursue a case against the complex owner if you can prove that the owner had either:
- actual notice of the dangerous condition, or
- constructive notice of the dangerous condition
You will be able to prove actual notice if an employee of the owner either created the condition or knew about the condition and failed to correct it.
On the other hand, you will be able to prove constructive knowledge on the part of the apartment complex owner if the dangerous condition had existed for long enough that the owner should have known about it. You can prove that dangerous condition had existed for some time using circumstantial evidence (e.g., dirt or tracks in liquid on the ground).
If you have been hurt in an apartment complex in Florida (including West Palm Beach, Miami, Miami-Dade County, or Palm Beach County), contact Mr. Quackenbush to talk about your case for free at 954-448-7288.Directions Given to Clients by this Fort Lauderdale Apartment Complex Accident Lawyer
Many apartment complexes have property management companies that take care of the maintenance for the complex. If this is the case and you are injured on the property, then the property management company may be liable for your injuries.
If you are injured by a dangerous condition in a common area of your apartment complex, then the defense may argue that the dangerous condition that caused your injuries should have been “open and obvious” to you. That is, if you lived in the apartment complex, then you should have known about the dangerous condition. After all, chances are that you had been in the area of the dangerous condition in the past.
In that case, the defense will argue that you are comparatively negligent. That is, the defense will argue that, even if the apartment complex was negligent for either 1) creating the dangerous condition or 2) allowing it to remain on the property, you were also negligent for failing to avoid the dangerous condition.This Broward County Apartment Complex Accident Law Firm Helps People who Have Been Hurt on the Property of Another
In the trial of your case, the defense will ask the Jury to divide up percentages of fault. For example, the Jury will be able to decide that the apartment complex was 50 percent responsible for your accident, and you were also 50 percent responsible. Or the Jury can divide the fault 90%/10%, etc.
If you accident occurred in an individual apartment, then your case will most likely be against the owner of the individual apartment. If the owner had a homeowner’s insurance policy, then you may be able to recover compensation from that policy.
Finally, frequently crimes occur at apartment complexes. If you were the victim of a crime in an apartment complex, then you may be able to pursue a negligent security case against the complex. In a negligent security case, you will argue that the apartment complex could have prevented the crime by providing adequate security – but that it failed to do so. Mr. Quackenbush will likely request the crime grid for the area where the apartment complex existed. The crime grid gives the history of crimes in the area. If it shows that many crimes occurred in the apartment complex (or around the complex) prior to your incident, then you will probably have a stronger negligent security case. After all, if the owners of the apartment complex knew that many crimes were occurring, then it can easily be argued that they should have provided better, proper security.Speak to this South Florida Apartment Complex Accident Attorney/Lawyer by Calling 954-448-7288.
Call Mr. Quackenbush by dialing 954-448-7288 to discuss your case at no charge should you have been hurt in an apartment complex anywhere in Broward County (including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors).