Your apartment complex in Dallas could be more dangerous than you think. Structural weaknesses, poor maintenance and a negligent landlord could lead to risks against your personal health and safety. If you or a loved one is the victim of a Dallas apartment injury, the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. may be able to bring a claim on your behalf. Our lawyers can answer questions such as who is liable, whether you can file a suit against your landlord, what the value of your claim might be and how long it will take to obtain compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Dallas apartment injury attorney.
Renting an apartment in Dallas involves signing a leasing agreement between you and the landlord. This agreement legally obligates the landlord to fulfill certain responsibilities he or she has toward you as a tenant. A landlord’s duties in Texas include providing habitable housing and making a diligent effort to repair property defects. Habitable housing refers to an apartment with adequate water, hot water, heating and protection from the elements. A diligent effort to repair or remedy a condition means to schedule repairs promptly if a tenant files a complaint about a defect that could affect his or her health or safety. If a landlord breaches his or her duties to a tenant, the landlord could be liable for related apartment accidents and injuries.
A tenant in an unsafe or defective apartment could encounter many risks to his or her health and safety. An unsafe apartment could pose risks such as criminal attacks, robberies, exposure to toxic substances, pests, structural collapses, fires, floods, gas leaks, dangerous stairwells, loose handrails, snow or ice, poor lighting, slippery floors and more. Property defects could cause many different tenant injuries that require emergency medical care.
A landlord might be liable for your apartment injuries in Dallas if he or she reasonably should have repaired the dangerous condition that caused your accident. A lawyer from the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. may be able to help you prove a landlord’s fault for your damages. This may take an accident investigation and evidence gathering, as well as hiring experts to testify on your behalf.
A successful injury claim against a landlord or another party for a Dallas apartment injury could end in financial compensation for many different damages. An award could help a claimant pay for economic damages, as well as provide additional compensation for noneconomic pain and suffering. The value of your apartment injury claim will depend on the circumstances of your accident.
A consultation with the apartment injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. could help you list the damages you may be able to claim from your landlord. Our lawyers can evaluate your case for all potential outlets for recovery. We can also collect evidence of your damages to help prove them to the courts. Then, we can file your claim and fight for maximum compensation.
If you have an injury from a recent accident in your apartment or a common area of the building, please contact us for a free legal consultation. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys can review your case and let you know if we believe you are eligible for compensation. Call (214) 200-4878 today to speak to an attorney.