Property owners have a legal responsibility to tenants and guests to keep their premises in safe working order. When property owners neglect this duty, those on the premises may be injured as a result.
If you have been injured in your apartment complex, learn five reasons why you should hold your property owner accountable for their actions.
Why Sue a Property Owner?
As the owner and manager of an apartment complex, New York City property owners have several legal obligations to tenants in order to keep them safe. For example, property owners must notify tenants of dangerous substances on the property, address broken items and other hazards on the property as soon as possible, implement adequate security measures on the property, and more.
If you have been injured in your apartment complex because your property owner failed in one of the aforementioned duties, it’s in your best interest to file a premises liability claim against them for the following reasons:
- Breach of duty: First and foremost, the property owner breached their duty of care by violating their legal responsibility to keep the premises safe for tenants. Therefore, the property owner should be held accountable for their actions.
- Pay for medical expenses: You should not have to pay for your sudden medical bills because your property owner was negligent in their duty. By filing a premises liability claim, you may be able to recover the funds to cover the cost of your entire medical treatment.
- Lost wages: Some injuries make victims unable to return to work for a significant amount of time. In addition to the medical bills you may face, the lost wages you may experience can create a heavy financial burden for you. Recovering compensation from the property owner can help you recover from your injuries without having to worry about finances.
- Pain and suffering: Some injuries leave victims with untold physical and psychological trauma. You may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering through a premises liability claim.
- Keep other tenants safe: Holding the property owner accountable for their actions may help keep other tenants safe, as it will discourage the property owner from being negligent again in the future.
If you or someone you love has been injured on another’s unsafe property, we encourage you to contact our New York City premises liability attorneys at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz & Schatz right away. We can help you recover the compensation you need to get through this process more smoothly.