Apartment Accident Attorneys Serving Philadelphia
Many residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas reside in apartments. This is a popular housing option that allows the resident to defer any issues with the unit to the building’s owner or landlord. It is the landlord’s responsibility to make sure the property is safe for those who reside in or visit the apartment. If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of a landlord, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration. A serious injury can impose significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens on your life. Therefore, it is important to consult with a legal team that has the skill and experience necessary to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the legal team at Spear Greenfield to discuss your case.
Types of Apartment Accidents
Maintaining an apartment complex isn’t always easy, as they are made up of a variety of different amenities, property grounds, and other components. When an apartment resident reports an issue to the landlord, the problem should be addressed within a reasonable period of time to prevent anyone from becoming injured. If the landlord fails to do so, serious injuries can occur, leaving the landlord susceptible to having legal action brought against them. At Spear Greenfield, we proudly serve clients in Philadelphia who have been injured in apartment accidents. Some of the many apartment accidents we handle include the following:
- Unsafe stairways
- Inadequate security
- Poor lighting
- Parking garage hazards
- Elevator accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Mold and asbestos
- Gym equipment accidents
Proving Your Accident Case
When it comes time to take legal action for the injuries you sustained in an apartment accident, it is important to be aware that you must provide evidence of the other party’s liability. This is referred to as the burden of proof and is a standard throughout all personal injury cases. There are a number of ways that you can prove the other party’s negligence caused you to become injured. Some of the various ways you can fulfill the burden of proof are through surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the conditions that caused you to become injured, medical reports, and witness statements to corroborate your story. It is also important that you have a paper trail of communication with the landlord informing them of the dangerous conditions. If you were not the one who informed the landlord of the hazards, ask around the building to see if any of your neighbors may have.
Contact a Philadelphia Accident Attorney
At Spear Greenfield, we have over 100 years of combined experience helping clients throughout Philadelphia after they have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party. Our firm has what it takes to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. To speak with a member of our experienced legal team about your situation, contact Spear Greenfield today to schedule a consultation.