Types of Evidence You Need to Prove Apartment Complex Negligence

Posted in Apartment Accidents on February 17, 2024

When residing in an apartment, you expect your landlord to ensure your home and the surrounding premises are safely maintained. However, when this trust is compromised due to their negligence, the path to legal recourse requires solid proof. Fortunately, several pieces of evidence can help prove your claim, including photographs, police reports, and your medical expenses. However, premises liability claims can still be legally complex, making having an experienced attorney in your corner essential. 

At Soofer Law Group, our attorneys have a 98% success rate of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients in California. We understand how challenging the aftermath of an apartment injury can be, so we are committed to taking each of your unique needs into consideration as we fight for you. Our attorneys offer dedicated, focused support and will fight tooth and nail for the maximum damages available for your physical, emotional, and monetary losses. 

Evidence Needed in Apartment Complex Negligence Claims

Evidence is a critical part of any premises liability claim, particularly those involving apartments and landlord liability. Fortunately, several pieces of evidence can lend credibility to your claim, including the following:

  • Photos of the hazard that caused your injuries, such as broken railings, poor lighting, or mold
  • Surveillance footage
  • Photos of your injuries
  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness and expert witness testimony
  • The clothes and shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident
  • Your written report to your landlord, notifying them of the hazard
  • Your medical bills and records

Our attorneys meticulously investigate every case to collect evidence and determine the exact cause of your injuries. We will then work to build a solid case to establish your landlord’s responsibility for your injuries and other losses. 

Proving Liability in Apartment Complex Negligence Claims

To successfully pursue damages through a premises liability claim against a landlord, you must be able to prove your landlord knew or should have known about the apartment complex safety hazards and either failed to take reasonable steps to fix them or provide warnings. To prove this, your attorney must build a claim establishing the following essential elements:

  • Your landlord owed you a duty of care to keep your apartment complex safely maintained.
  • Your landlord breached this duty by failing to make essential repairs or warn residents of hazards.
  • This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  • Your accident caused you to suffer significant economic and non-economic losses.

It is also important to note that you may be able to file a claim against your landlord for negligent security. If you were injured due to violence that could have been prevented if your landlord had taken proper security measures, they may be held responsible for your injuries and other losses. Your attorney can evaluate every detail of your case and help you determine the best path forward to pursue justice. 

Partner With a Trusted Apartment Complex Negligence Attorney at Soofer Law Group

If you’ve been injured in an apartment complex due to poorly maintained premises or other forms of negligence, it’s crucial to understand that you might have a valid claim for compensation. At Soofer Law Group, we specialize in handling cases where apartment complex negligence has led to injuries and other losses. Our attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of these cases and have an established history of success. We prioritize your needs and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team today by calling (310) 861-4058 or completing our contact form.


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