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What You Need To Know

A home should be a place of comfort and safety, but unfortunately, it can turn into a scene of both mental and physical pain. Sadly, violence in apartment complexes is not rare.
When tenants experience violence in their homes, they often feel lost and unsure of where to seek help. Sometimes, landlords neglect their duty to assist, leaving tenants to deal with the aftermath alone. This emphasizes the importance of consulting a personal injury lawyer after such distressing incidents.
At Firouzbakht Law Firm, we recognize the complexities of violence on private property and are here to offer the guidance and support you need. Our team of experienced lawyers is skilled in navigating these legal challenges and is dedicated to helping you obtain the justice and compensation you’re entitled to.
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What contributes to violence in apartment complexes?

There are a lot of property owners who only focus on profits and don’t care about the safety and security of its residents. When a crime happens due to a lack of security, the landlord would be liable to some extent. Find out what responsibilities a property owner has to its residents. 

Bad or No Security

Broken Gates/ No Fences

No Cameras

Poor Lighting

Neglecting Background Checks

Unsecured Apartments

What Tenants Need to Know

Typically, landlords are responsible for maintaining livable conditions on their property. This means ensuring the place has the basics you need to live comfortably. If there are big problems like holes in the floor, dangerous wiring, or a serious pest problem, the place might be considered uninhabitable. However, things like a broken cable or no WiFi don’t count as making the place unlivable. Once you move in, it’s your job to take care of the place and keep it in good condition.

In addition to basic upkeep, landlords also need to
make sure their property is safe for tenants. This includes things like keeping unwanted people out and respecting your privacy. Unfortunately, there are times when a landlord’s neglect can lead to crimes or injuries to tenants.

If something like this happens, the landlord might have to pay you money for the harm caused. Depending on how serious the situation is, they could even face criminal charges. In any case, it’s a good idea to get in touch with lawyers who focus on apartment injuries to help you navigate the situation.

Victims’ Rights Advocacy

Firouzbakht Law Firm is Here for You

At Firouzbakht Law Firm, we help victims of violent crimes get paid for serious injuries. We understand tenants’ rights and how vital it is to live in a safe environment. We also know that bad things happen when we least expect them to, but you don’t have to suffer forever for another person’s mistake. We’re here to help. 

By hiring our apartment complex violence lawyers, you are taking the right step in getting the justice you deserve. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to represent you while you focus on healing your mind and body. Don’t wait any longer to get justice. Start the process by calling us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tenants who suffer assault, theft, harassment, or other forms of abuse can seek compensation from the landlord, but only if the landlord’s negligence allowed the crime to happen. This means the landlord must have been aware that their lack of attention led to the violent act. The law also requires that the act was foreseeable by the landlord. If these conditions are met, the tenant can claim damages for breach of the warranty of habitability. An attorney specializing in apartment violence cases can help with such claims.

If the incident resulted in physical injuries, the negligent landlord must cover the tenant’s medical expenses. However, if the crime led to property loss, the situation is different. Firstly, tenants are responsible for insuring their belongings against theft and burglary. In case of such events, their insurance would cover the losses. Secondly, landlords are liable for property damage unless they can prove the tenant caused it. This means while the tenant’s insurance covers stolen items like a TV, the landlord would pay for damages like broken windows or doors.

Acts of violence often cause emotional suffering for victims, and the law recognizes this. Therefore, if a landlord’s actions or lack of action resulted in a crime causing significant emotional distress, the tenant can take legal action. However, not every violent incident in an apartment complex involves emotional distress. 
 
A landlord may only be held responsible for emotional distress in either of these situations: 

  • Emotional harm that leads to physical ailments like heart issues. 
  • Negligence on the landlord’s part causing severe psychological trauma without physical injury. 

 
Additionally, tenants have the right to sue landlords for discrimination. If a tenant experiences discrimination, they can seek legal recourse against the landlord with the assistance of an attorney.

The direct answer to this question is YES. Like most personal injury actions, apartment violence cases are technical to prove, and more so because it has a criminal element to it. Tenants who wish to see justice done would need to hire a criminal defense attorney and a personal injury lawyer.  

The criminal defense attorney would represent your interest as the complainant in court. The personal injury attorney would represent you in the civil action for monetary damages. Both will offer legal advice and ensure that those who harmed you get the punishment they deserve.  

Also, criminal and civil trials involve lots of legal documents and jargon that an ordinary person would find hard to understand. A lawyer would break it down and carry you along every stage of the trial and claims process. Lastly, while you’re still traumatized by the violent act, the lawyer will speak for you and gather all the evidence needed to prove your case. 

The attorneys at Firouzbakht Law Firm work on a contingency fee basis. What does that mean? It’s a type of contract that states if we don’t win your claim against your landlord, we don’t get paid. That’s right! We don’t get a dime if we don’t get you compensated for your injuries. Our only concerns are to ensure we get you the fair compensation needed in the time limit you need it in.

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