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Can I Sue My Landlord for Injuries at My Apartment?

Can I Sue My Landlord for Injuries at My Apartment?

Category: Liability

In certain situations where it can be proven that an injury is a direct result of negligence on the part of your landlord, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and disfigurement. A capable Chicago personal injury lawyer can help.

Under What Circumstances Could I Sue a Landlord?

Your landlord is only liable for the injuries of a tenant or a visitor if those injuries were a direct result of the landlord’s negligence. Your landlord has a duty to:

  • Ensure that common areas (such as hallways) are properly maintained.
  • Ensure that tenants are aware of potential dangers on the property.

In order to be found liable for an injury, the following must be true:

  • The landlord breached their duty to address a dangerous condition of the property within a reasonable amount of time.
  • The injury was caused by the landlord’s failure to fix the dangerous condition.
  • The injury was foreseeable.

While such a situation could mean that you are eligible to pursue a claim against your landlord, each case is different, making it important to consult an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer to discuss your options.

Speak With a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer at Rubens and Mulholland

Rubens and Mulholland is a Chicago law firm with a record of success in personal injury cases throughout Illinois. There is absolutely no fee unless you collect, and scheduling a free consultation is as easy as contacting Rubens and Mulholland online, at 312-201-9640, or toll-free at 866-890-9640.

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