If you were injured in a fall at your apartment complex, you probably have a lot of questions about why it happened and who might be responsible. In many cases, the landlord, property owner, or property manager may have been negligent in caring for the premises, and he may be held responsible if you are injured in a fall due to dangerous conditions.
Remember that all slip-and-fall cases are unique. If you have specific questions about your slip-and-fall incident and need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to an Orange County injury lawyer today.
Is My Landlord Automatically Responsible if I Slip and Fall on the Property?
In California, your landlord is not automatically liable if you fall on the property while you are renting. While your landlord is generally responsible for keeping the premises reasonably safe, he is only responsible if negligence is involved—if you tripped over your own feet or the landlord did not have reason to know about the problem, then you probably won’t be able to recover damages.
For example, if you pursue compensation after a slip-and-fall injury in Orange County, you generally must be able to prove that:
- The condition was foreseeably dangerous.
- Your landlord had some control over the issues that caused your fall injuries.
- Your landlord had a reasonable amount of time to attend to the condition.
- Your landlord didn’t do anything to prevent an accident due to the hazardous condition.
- Your landlord could have attended to the condition without unreasonable difficulty or expense.
To bring a claim in a slip-and-fall accident in California, you also must have been injured in the fall.
How to Get Help after an Apartment Fall in Orange County
If you sustained injuries after a fall at your apartment in Orange County, an experienced Orange County injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation for your medical expenses and more. If you have questions, or if you are ready to file a claim, our Orange County slip-and-fall attorneys would be happy to meet with you in a completely free, no-obligation consultation today. Please reach out to us at 1-(949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the convenient online contact form on this page for more information.