There is nothing more unsettling than feeling truly unsafe in your own home, and though countless numbers of tenants throughout the state of California do not have to worry about this, many still do. If you are someone who was recently injured in your apartment because of a negligent landlord, you are most likely wondering whether you can sue your landlord for your injury in an effort to obtain the compensation you need to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced California personal injury lawyer to learn more about these claims and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I can sue my landlord after an injury?
After sustaining an injury in your apartment, you will have to hire a knowledgeable El Dorado County personal injury lawyer who can prove several things. You and your attorney must prove that the landlord either know or should have known about the unsafe apartment conditions, failed to fix them timely, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result. Some of the various forms of evidence that you may use to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim are as follows:
- Surveillance footage of the accident occurring
- Pictures of the unsafe apartment conditions that caused your accident
- Witness statements corroborating your claim
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident
- A copy of all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury
- Any written and dated requests you filled out and sent to your landlord regarding fixing a known issue that was left unresolved, ultimately leading to your injury.
How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in California?
If you are injured in an accident, you may wish to wait and see if your injuries heal on their own, our firm cannot advise you to do so. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place that regulates the amount of time you will have from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in California is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will only have two years after your injury to file your claim. Our firm can assist you today.
Contact our experienced California firm
Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a DUI, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.