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Did a Careless Landlord Hurt Someone You Love?

You and your family have the right to be safe where you live. If you are a renter, your landlord must make a reasonable effort to provide an environment that’s free from hazards.

No matter who manages the property, it’s ultimately the landlord’s responsibility to keep their premises in the proper working order and eliminate foreseeable accidents. That means performing regular inspections and proactively removing hazards. And when tenants complain about a dangerous situation, it must be taken care of right away.

If you were hurt because your careless landlord neglected to remove a hazard on their property, you shouldn’t have to pay for your own medical treatment. At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we’ve been fighting to help people like you get fair compensation for over 20 years. Give us a call today at (970) 243-4357 to schedule a FREE consultation.

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A Landlord Must Detect and Eliminate Hazards

Landlords should know what’s happening on their property. That means actively monitoring the premises and eliminating obvious hazards. Any problem that could reasonably lead to an injury must by taken care of right away.

A lot of landlords try to save money by doing the absolute minimum when it comes to taking care of their property. But when you own rental property, every single unit is somebody’s home. When landlords skimp on necessary repairs, they are putting you and your kids at risk, and that isn’t right.

Sometimes landlords are just lazy. They don’t take the time to find out what’s really going on, delegating the upkeep of their property others. No matter what the cause, if the landlord knew about a hazard or if they should have known about it, they can be held liable for damages caused by the following types of property neglect:

  • Fire hazards such as faulty wiring, flammable materials, or smoke alarms that don’t work or have expired batteries
  • Elevators with faulty door interlocks that close on people, broken cables that cause a free fall, or empty shafts that result in a fall
  • Playgrounds with defective equipment, sharp points and edges, tripping hazards, insufficient equipment spacing, or an improper playground surface
  • Sidewalks, hallways, and walkways that are uneven, slippery, damaged by the weather, or have poor lighting, creating a serious fall hazard
  • Exposed hazards such as rebar, objects with sharp edges, and construction materials
  • Driveways and garages with potholes, poorly marked directions, insufficient lighting, and hazards that aren’t marked off by cones
  • Stairways with loose, missing, or broken steps or missing handrails
  • Broken gutters or pipes that leak onto walkways, causing a fall hazard
  • Pools without fences, no self-closing and self-latching gates, missing safety equipment, or no warning signs

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What to Do After an Accident

The first thing to do after an accident is apply first aid and seek medical attention right away. Some injuries such concussions can be a lot more harmful than they first seem. If someone falls and hits their head, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause lifelong disabilities or even death.

As soon as the victim has received the necessary medical attention, you can begin documenting the accident. It will help your personal injury with their investigation if you do the following:

  • Use you cell phone to take pictures of the accident site.
  • Collect contact information from people who witnessed the accident or the hazard.
  • Keep records of all your medical treatments, including emergency room care, doctor’s office visits, surgeries, and rehabilitation.

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Getting Compensation for Your Injuries

Insurance companies make their money by paying out as little as they can in claims. They will probably offer you a lowball settlement that doesn’t come close to covering the long-term cost of your injuries. They might even try to get you to make a statement about the accident that hurts your claim.

The best thing to do is find a good premises liability lawyer and let them deal with the insurance company. At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we know how to calculate the true cost of your claim, and we aren’t intimidated by the big insurance companies.

If you or someone you love has been harmed because your landlord didn’t take care of their property, we’ll help you get the money you need to put your life back together.

Call (970) 243-4357 and we’ll be happy to meet with you and go over your options. At Peters & Nolan, LLC, you don’t pay us anything unless we win you a settlement.

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Contact us today for a Free Consultation

Call Peters & Nolan, LLC at 970-243-4357 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

About Us

Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.