If you were injured in an apartment complex — as either a tenant or a visitor — you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries from the property owner or manager. Injuries can occur in the common areas of the complex, the stairways, or in a parking lot.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Cracked sidewalks
- Uneven sidewalks
- Defective sidewalks
- Uneven concrete
- Bad or poor lighting, causing injury
- Wet Paint without a sign
- Faulty handrails or Rusted handrails
- Defective stairs
- Cracked stairs
- Stairs that are not up to code, causing injury
A thorough investigation and an understanding of the Florida Building Codes are necessary in these premises liability cases. Owners and or property managers may not be forthcoming in providing maintenance records, inspection records and other documentation voluntarily. It is possible that the property has exchanged hands one or more times over the years, requiring us to investigate past owners as well.