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Holding Landlords Responsible For Their Negligence

Under North Carolina law, landlords have a duty to keep their properties fit and safe. This duty includes maintaining the premises, making the necessary repairs to keep the premises safe and sanitary, and keeping equipment in use on the property in working order. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness as a result of your landlord’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit for the expenses arising from your injuries.

Landlord Liability For Tenant Injuries From Unsafe Conditions In A Rental Property

At Britton Law, our Fayetteville landlord negligence lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people who have suffered serious harm due to another’s negligence. Our law firm can assess the merits of your complaint and give you honest and thorough answers regarding your case.

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We are ready to aggressively pursue any compensation you rightfully deserve. Call 910-401-3356 for a free consultation.

Landlords Are Responsible For Health Hazards

Common unsafe conditions in rental properties can include:

  • Toxic mold from water leaks/water intrusion
  • Carbon monoxide fumes from appliances or vehicles
  • Bites or infections from persistent pest infestations
  • Dangerous construction (code violations)
  • Failure to maintain property and make repairs

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to these or any other unsafe condition, our law firm can help you pursue a premises liability case designed to recover full compensation.

Landlords Are Responsible For Security Measures

Everyone deserves a safe and secure living space. In addition to keeping their premises safe from physical hazards, landlords must also provide adequate security measures to keep residents safe from break-ins, muggings, assaults and violent crimes. When foreseeable crimes happen as a result of inadequate security measures, landlords may be on the hook to provide compensation to crime victims.

Depending on the type of property, reasonable security measures might include:

  • Fixing broken locks and windows
  • Providing ample lighting
  • Securing the premises through keycard access
  • Putting up signage instructing residents to not prop external doors open
  • Hiring security guards
  • Providing gates for parking lots and ramps
  • Responding to reports of burglaries and crimes on the premises and taking appropriate action to prevent further incidents

These are just a few examples; there may be others specific to your property.

To succeed in holding a landlord responsible for a violent crime that occurs on the premises, you must prove that:

  • Your landlord knew or should have known about the crime risk.
  • They failed to adopt reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable crimes.

Our lawyers can help you pursue a negligent security case if you were a crime victim on your landlord’s property. We understand how to build strong evidence and arguments in these tricky cases.

Offering A High Level Of Client Service In Personal Injury Claims

At Britton Law, we understand both the physical and financial problems that a serious injury can cause. When you work with our firm, we will do what we can to ease your financial concerns so you can focus on your health concerns.

To that end, our law firm is serious about client service. You will work directly with an attorney from the beginning of your case until the end. We will be available to answer your questions and discuss your various concerns. We pledge to treat you and your family with care and respect throughout the case.

Contact Britton Law

Call 910-401-3356 or complete our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. At Britton Law, we accept all personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case.