Whether you are a resident of an apartment complex or an invited guest at one, you would expect such a location to be safe and welcoming. When someone neglects their duties and does not properly care for the property, accidents and injuries can occur.
If that sounds like an experience you or a loved one experienced, Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. could help. An Irving apartment accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation and hold negligent parties accountable.
Many accidents occur in apartment complexes. Our lawyers can help you get justice—no matter what you have experienced. Slip and fall accidents are common in apartment complexes and can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Slip and fall accidents can cause all sorts of injuries, from sprains to traumatic brain injuries. They can be especially dangerous for older people, who can break their hips and end up with mobility problems for the rest of their lives. A broken hip can even result in death in some cases.
Additionally, landlords and complex owners can and should be held accountable for other types of injuries and ailments caused by their negligence. Other types of apartment complex cases can include suits related to:
If you think that the negligence of the building owner or another party caused your injury, you could pursue compensation. An accident in an apartment complex can cause all sorts of injuries. This includes accidents that have lasting effects that will continue to alter your lifestyle in the years to come. This often means that bills will pile up, causing financial stress on top of everything else.
A financial award could help you deal with your expenses and adjust to changes in your life caused by your injuries. There are multiple types of damages to pursue and many ways that your compensation can help make you whole again.
Generally, damages are broken down into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover costs that are more quantifiable, like bills. Non-economic costs can cover those things that are hard to pin a number value on, like pain and suffering. Compensation can help you cover a variety of expenses stemming from your accident, including:
The initial hospital bills and doctor visits are to worry about, but some apartment complex injuries can also require continued treatment and cause additional expenses. Whether you have to worry about the costs of prescription medications or physical therapy, your compensation can help.
If your injuries keep you out of work for a while, those missed paychecks are sure to be felt by your family. The last thing you need in this trying time is additional financial stress, so your compensation should help you cover those lost wages as well.
Sometimes injuries from an apartment complex accident can leave behind lasting damage, disfigurements, and disabilities. Your accident might prevent you from working in the same field or the same capacity. Similarly, you might not be able to work as many hours. Your loss of earning potential should be considered when compensation is calculated.
Any other pain and suffering experienced by you and your family should also be kept in mind when damages are being negotiated in an apartment complex accident case.
In those tragic cases where someone passes due to injuries sustained in an apartment complex accident, some surviving family members could pursue wrongful death damages. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004, surviving spouses, children, and parents of the deceased can sue for wrongful death damages.
You are not required to hire an attorney if you are injured in an apartment complex, but a lawyer can do many things to help you with your case. An attorney can:
Proving negligence can be hard, but our lawyers will work hard to show that you and your family deserve compensation.
Our law firm has a record of standing up for the little guy against big companies. Whether you are dealing with an insurance firm or a company that owns many apartment complexes, our firm will help you navigate the legal process and make things right.
We also work on contingency, so Irving residents do not have to worry about affording an apartment complex accident attorney. We get paid when you win your case.
Your attorney will also make sure that you do not miss your chance to pursue compensation. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 generally gives you two years to pursue action in a personal injury case. If you act quickly, we can file your case and get the legal process started before this timeline expires.
If you want to learn more about your legal options, call (972) 529-3476 for a free apartment complex accident consultation. There is no obligation. It is just the chance to learn more about how Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. can help you and your family in Irving pursue justice and make things right.