I Was Visiting My Sister At Her Apartment Building When I Fell Down The Stairs That Were Broken. Can I Collect Damages For My Broken Bone Injuries From Her Apartment Complex Even Though I Don’t Live There?
A: We are sorry to hear that you were a victim of a Florida slip and fall accident and that it resulted in broken bones. Although broken bones will heal, you may still have rights to collect financial compensation from the parties responsible. Sometimes broken bones require surgery, physical therapy, time off of work, medical expenses, lost wages and more. You shouldn’t be left to pay for these expenses due to someone else’s negligence.
Apartment complexes need to be kept up and taken care of properly so that residents and their guests do not get injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. If injuries do occur on the property, the building’s owner and/or landlord may be held responsible if they did not properly care for the apartment complex. If the owner knew of the broken stair prior to your fall and didn’t do anything to repair it or warn others about the dangerous condition, then he or she could be held liable for your South Florida slip and fall accident.
If your broken bone injuries were caused from the negligence of an apartment owner or landlord, you may have rights to damages. Contact a skilled Fort Lauderdale premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] for a free legal consultation today.