Chicago Apartment Building Accident Attorneys
Apartment building owners owe tenants, unit owners, and guests in the apartment building a duty of care and safety. Victims involved in a Chicago apartment building accident could sue the management and building owner under a negligence theory for their failure to meet their duty of care.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to holding Chicago apartment complex owners and management companies fully accountable when their negligence causes severe injuries to tenants and visitors. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys can help you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to under Illinois law.
Before you consider attempting to resolve an injury case on your own, contact our premises liability law firm for a free consultation. Our attorneys currently represent clients throughout Illinois in the following localities: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Aurora, Chicago, and Waukegan.
Apartment Building Injury FAQs
Can Someone Sue You for Falling Down Your Stairs?
If another's negligence caused your injuries from falling down the apartment stairwell, you might have the legal right to file a compensation claim. Slipping, tripping, and falling down stairs can cause multiple injuries from broken bones, bruises, fractures, and sprains.
You might be able to prove that slippery steps, wear and tear in the carpet, polished tiles, objects left in the stairwell, or snow or ice built up on the outdoor steps caused your injuries. You are likely entitled to receive the compensation package to pay for your medical bills, hospitalization, time away from work, and any permanent/temporary disability related to the fall.
How Much Should I Settle for a Slip and Fall?
Statistics show that plaintiffs filing a claim for compensation settle their cases for between $15,000-$45,000 on average. However, how much you could receive depends on the uniqueness of your case and the extent of your injuries and damages.
Nearly all slip and fall cases are settled out of court, to provide the victim quicker access to the recovery money and allow defendants to avoid a lengthy and expensive trial.
How is Slip and Fall Pain and Suffering Calculated?
An attorney working on your behalf will use a multiplier method that calculates all damages associated with your pain and suffering. The lawyer will identify all special damages (actual damages) and multiplying the amount by up to five times or higher.
The calculator accounts for the severity of your injuries, identifiable proof that you are in pain, and suffering that might require verifiable documentation. The length of your recovery time will also determine the value of your case.
How do You Prove Pain and Suffering?
An attorney working on your behalf will use calculations to equate the extent of your pain-and-suffering with verifiable documentation. The documents will likely include medical bills, doctor records, photographic evidence of your injuries, diagnostic tests, medical prognosis, expert testimony, and any psychiatric or psychological records.
Also, the lawyer will determine the value of your non-economical damages that might involve a disruption in everyday living, any debilitating physical impairment along with emotional and mental distress. Your physical disfigurements and deformities related to the accident will also prove the value of your claim.
How do You Ask for Pain and Suffering Without a Lawyer?
Making a case and claiming pain and suffering requires you to send a demand letter to the insurance company covering the apartment complex owners and management company's liability. Your demand letter must itemize all damages and the summary of your claim.
Be sure to include the extent of your pain and suffering damages in your demand letter. Support your pain and suffering claim using relevant evidence, documents, and records.
What is Mental Pain and Suffering?
Your slip and fall accident likely left you suffering mental or emotional injuries, or you must deal with your emotional distress, mental anguish, anger, fear, anxiety, humiliation, or shock.
If your injuries were severe, you might have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder that has made significant life-altering changes that diminished your enjoyment of normal daily activities.
Why Chicago Apartment Building Accidents Typically Happen
Apartment building accidents frequently arise when owners fail to make repairs to structures on the building. They may fail to repair broken stairs, and a person may trip on the stairs as a result. They may fail to provide regular maintenance of the structure, such as removing snow from outside driveways and sidewalks.
They may fail to repair a ceiling that needs maintenance, and a falling piece of the ceiling may strike a person as he or she walks through the building. The failure to maintain a building or complete necessary repairs are two of the most common ways in which apartment building accidents happen.
The owner of the premises may not want to spend the funds for repairs. They may also be too lax or lazy to complete the repairs needed in an apartment. This behavior is unacceptable when tenants, unit owners, and guests are injured due to the owner's poor decision.
Apartment building owners must be held accountable when they know unsafe conditions exist and fail to make the repairs needed to fix those hazards.
Types of Apartment Building Accidents
Other specific types of apartment building accidents can result from poor maintenance or a lack of due care. Tenants and unit owners must pay attention to whether these accidents occur regularly, because it may be easier to establish that the building owner was negligent.
Here are some of the types of apartment building accidents that people can watch out for in their daily lives:
- Falls due to slippery floors
- Stairs in disrepair
- Cracked ceilings and falling residue from ceilings
- Accidents in poorly maintained elevators
- Low lighting throughout the premises
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Failure to provide the necessary security
- Falls on stairways
- Assaults and fights occurring within apartment buildings
- An outbreak of fires in apartment buildings
- Building Collapses
- Building code defects
- Children harmed due to lead poisoning
- Accidents in parking lots
These accidents should never happen in an apartment building structure. Individuals have the right to live in areas free from unreasonable risks and dangerous conditions. Property owners and nursing home administrators should be held accountable when tenants and others have been seriously injured or faced death due to accidents at the apartment complex.
In the worst cases, individuals may die due to the outbreak of a horrific fire or other extremely hazardous conditions. If an injury victim died from a building owner's negligence, then family members may wish to meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss filing a wrongful death monetary recovery claim.
Get Legal Help for Apartment Building Accidents Injuries From Seasoned Chicago Apartment Building Injury Lawyers
Our Chicago apartment building accident lawyers have years of experience and can analyze which parties may be responsible for your injury. These parties might include apartment building owners, maintenance companies, or outside contractors.
If you were injured as a tenant or visitor at a Chicago apartment building, let us begin working on your premises liability lawsuit today. Speak with a premises liability lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your premises liability claim is filed within the Illinois Statute of Limitations for Chicago personal injury actions.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents apartment tenants and guests who have been injured due to the carelessness of other parties. Contact our premises liability attorneys today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options before you or your loved one talks to the insurance company representative.
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