Colorado Springs Rental Property Accident Attorneys
You Have a Right to Be Safe at Home
Home is the place where you and your family should feel safe and secure. You shouldn’t have to worry about bad things happening to you or the people you care about. Unfortunately, a lot of landlords fail to take the appropriate measures to keep their tenants safe.
When tenants complain about hazardous conditions, such as potholes or a loose handrail, it is the landlord’s responsibility to fix it right away. And even when a hazard is not reported to the landlord, they are still expected to perform regular inspections and eliminate dangerous problems right away. Unfortunately, landlords often try to save money by avoiding necessary repairs.
If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a landlord, we can help you get compensation that will cover the cost of your injuries. Call The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. today at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a FREE consultation.
Rental Property Accidents That May Harm You
Although your landlord may rely on a property management company for maintenance, as the property owner, they are ultimately responsible for providing a safe and habitable environment for tenants, their guests, and anyone else who may visit the property such as a maintenance worker or delivery person.
As soon as a landlord becomes aware of a hazard in the common area, they should post warning signs and place cones around the hazard to protect people. Then they should fix the problem as quickly as possible. Common rental property hazards include:
- Wet floors that could cause a slip and fall accident
- Sidewalks that are icy, uneven, or broken
- Stairs that are loose, uneven, or have a missing handrail
- Smoke detectors that don’t work or have low or expired batteries
- Broken floors, loose carpet, and other fall hazards
- Exposed wires that can cause electrocution
- Weak or missing railings on decks and balconies
- Leaky roofs and ceilings that cause a fall hazard
- Pools without fences, locked gates, and warning signs
- Loose rebar, wires, screws, glass, nails, and material that can cut or injure people
- Elevators with empty shafts that can cause a fall or broken sensors that cause doors to close on people
What to Do After an Accident
If someone has been harmed in an accident caused by a negligent landlord, seek medical attention right away. You will want to take pictures of the accident site and collect contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident or saw the hazardous conditions. This will help your lawyer when they investigate the accident.
Your landlord’s insurance company will probably offer you a lowball settlement that doesn’t fully cover your medical expenses. They might even try to get you to make a statement about the accident that could damage your claim. That’s why you will want to contact a personal injury attorney before you even talk to an insurance agent. And let your attorney do all the negotiating with the insurance company.
Your Colorado Springs premises liability lawyer will interview witnesses, review the accident scene, and speak with medical experts to determine the true cost of your injuries. Then they will file a claim with your landlord’s insurance company to get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track. This may include the following expenses:
- Medical bills
- Emergency room care
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost earning capacity
- Assisted living and convalescence care
We’re on Your Side
When someone else’s careless behavior causes your injuries, you shouldn’t have to pay for you own medical expenses. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we’ll help you get a fair settlement so you can focus on getting better.
Call (719) 475-2555 today to schedule a FREE consultation. We only collect a fee when we win you a settlement.
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