Can I Sue My Landlord for Injuries at My Apartment?
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 Kress
Rubens and Kress 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 Kress online, at 312-201-9640, or toll-free at 866-890-9640.