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What can I do about my spine injury that happened at an apartment complex?

I fell three stories and broke my spine. It was at an apartment complex. What can I do about this?

Answer By Jeffrey Lapin
Lapin Law Offices
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It is hard to answer your question with the limited information provided. You do not indicate what caused you to fall and whether you were working. Without knowing the cause of your fall I cannot comment on what rights you might have. You may have a claim against the owner of the apartment complex if the owner was negligent and this negligence caused your fall. If you were working at the time, you could have a workers' compensation claim. You could also possibly have both a workers' compensation claim and a claim against the apartment owner assuming they are not the company or person. I would suggest talking to an attorney to discuss your rights and options. He or she could obtain the information necessary to determine if you do have a case, and if so, against who.

Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 8/30/2012


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It depends on how the injury happened and if the apartment complex is liable for the accident.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/21/2012

Klisz Law Office, PLLC
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If you can prove liability (negligence) it would be a great case against them.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/20/2012

Answer By Brian Wendler

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The answer depends on how and why you fell. If it was the fault of someone or the design of the stairways, you may have a good case. More facts are needed.

Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 8/20/2012

Answer By Mark Leonardo
Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo
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Well you would first need to provide more facts in order to get complete advice. Whose fault was it that you fell? Did the railing break? Did you fall off a ladder? Why is the landlord responsible, in your opinion, for the fall? Did you live at the apartment or were you a guest? The only advice I can provide on the facts you disclosed is that most landlords will carry insurance. If so, they typically have a medical payments provision that will pay your medical bills up to the stated amount in the policy (usually $5000 ? $10,000), regardless if it was your own fault or the landlord?s (or someone else?s fault). Contact the insurance company and make a claim for that. If there is some basis to hold the landlord liable, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in your area and get a free consultation to ascertain all of your rights and remedies.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2012

Answer By Jeffrey Lessin
Jeffrey Lessin
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You can sue the apartment complex, the management company and any other party that was responsible for your fall.

Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 8/20/2012

Answer By Lawrence Adler
Adler Law Group, LLC
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You have a claim only if your landlord's negligence caused the fall.

Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 8/20/2012

Answer By Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman
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You can sue if someone was at fault or if you were engaged in construction, renovation or repair you can sue the owner and possibly others.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/20/2012

Answer By Steven Fairlie
Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
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You can file a claim against the apartment complex. Was it their fault that you slipped? Were they negligent?

Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 8/20/2012

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