If you visit an apartment complex, you are probably going to assume that it’s safe and free from obvious hazards. However, sometimes there are dangerous conditions that have not been addressed by the proper parties. In situations like these, people who had a lawful right to be on the premises could end up getting hurt, and then they might want to consider hiring a San Antonio, Texas slip & fall lawyer. An attorney from our firm can help you pursue compensation and pay any bills stemming from your fall.

What Conditions Can Cause a Slip and Fall at an Apartment Complex?

Many types of dangerous conditions can cause a slip and fall at an apartment complex. We frequently see cases involving:

  • Slippery puddles or standing water
  • Ice and snow
  • Broken sidewalk
  • Debris left over from construction
  • A lack of lighting

If the party in charge of keeping an apartment complex safe knows about a hazard like this and does not fix it, they need to be held liable when someone gets hurt by it.

Who Should Be Keeping an Apartment Complex Free From Hazards?

An apartment complex cannot take care of itself. The landlord is usually the one who is responsible for property upkeep. If they know that there is a potential safety hazard and that someone could be harmed as a result of visiting their property, it is their duty to act and make the apartment complex safe for everyone.

Sometimes a landlord hires an outside company to maintain the property. If this is the case, then the property maintenance company would likely be held responsible for the injuries caused. Your lawyer can help you figure out who you should pursue for damages, and there might even be multiple guilty parties here.

What Can My Compensation Cover?

Your compensation should not just make up for the monetary costs of your accident. It should also reimburse you for the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your slip and fall. A fair offer should compensate you for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Any loss of earning potential
  • Mental distress
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

How Long After an Apartment Complex Accident Can I Sue?

The state of Texas does not give you an unlimited amount of time to pursue compensation. You must act within two years of the date that the accident occurred. File a lawsuit past that point and it is likely to get thrown right out of court.

Even without this statute to worry about, it would be best to act quickly after an accident like this anyway. If you respond quickly, your lawyer has more time to gather evidence before it potentially gets lost. They also have more time to build a case for you. Plus, the sooner you begin legal action, the sooner you can get your compensation.

Talk to Our Legal Team

When you are ready to pursue a personal injury case of your own, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free initial consultation and tell you more about your options and what our attorneys can do to assist you.