Slip-And-Fall in Apartment Building

by Bonner Law | Aug 04, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues premises liability slip-and-fall

Slip-And-Fall in Apartment Building

After a slip-and-fall, life could change and get difficult. You may sustain major injuries such as broken bones or a concussion. Even a minor injury could leave you with hefty medical bills and lost wages that create a financial hardship for you and your family.

If you happen to slip-and-fall while in your apartment complex, you may be wondering what actions you should take to deal with the consequences that came as a result of your accident.

Who Could Be Held Liable?

Depending on the nature of your injury and the circumstances of your case, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against:

  • The landlord
  • Property owner
  • Apartment building manager
  • Parties responsible for apartment maintenance and cleaning
  • Other tenants at that apartment complex
  • Or other parties

What Should I Do If I Slip-And-Fall?

After your accident occurs, even if you feel like you are fine, you should:

  • Remain at the scene of the accident
  • Contact emergency personnel and the manager of the property
  • Take down the names of any witnesses and staff members who may have been present at the location where your accident occurred
  • Take pictures of the scene to use them later on as evidence
  • Depending on your apartment building, you may be required to file an accident or incident report
  • Maybe file one with local enforcement as well
  • Seek out medical attention, no matter how minor your injuries may seem

To prove a case for liability, you must be able to prove your landlord or property manager and any other responsible party knew about the hazards or conditions that resulted in your accident.

Filing a Claim or Lawsuit After Apartment Slip-and-Fall

If you or a family member have suffered from a slip-and-fall in your apartment building, you may be entitled to compensation related to your damages. Contact Bonner Law at 1-800-4MEDMAL for a free consultation. Mr. Bonner is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in premises liability litigation. We have over 30 years of experience representing patients and healthcare providers in premises liability litigation.