Toledo Apartment Building Accidents

The lawyers at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC represent clients who are injured in an apartment building or on apartment building grounds. This includes both tenants of the building and guests of tenants visiting the building. Our Toledo premises liability lawyers also represent people injured while visiting the apartment building for business purposes or to perform their work, like utility workers, postal workers, and contractors.

Apartment Building Regulations

Under Ohio law, the apartment building owner has the legal duty to make the premises safe for tenants of the building and others who are lawfully on the premises. The owner also has a statutory duty to keep the building and premises safe for tenants who live in the building. The failure to provide a safe building can give rise to a lawsuit if a person is injured on the apartment complex property. Apartment claims often involve a mix of “common law” and “statutory law,” and they can quickly become quite complex. You owe it to yourself to have an experienced attorney at your side to navigate the law and make sure you are fairly compensated.

Our lawyers handle a number of different types of lawsuits related to injuries that occur at apartment buildings. These include:

  • Slip and fall on snow and ice
  • Broken and defective sidewalks
  • Injuries in common areas
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Lead poisoning
  • Breaking glass from doors or windows
  • Fires and smoke inhalation
  • Broken and defective steps
  • Broken handrails
  • Elevator injuries

Filing a Lawsuit

There are other types of injuries that occur at apartment buildings that can also give rise to a legal claim or lawsuit. It is important that the injured person report the incident to the apartment complex management as soon as possible after the injury and fill out a written accident report. This will document that the incident did in fact happen and will often prompt an investigation into the accident. It is also helpful if the injured person or someone else photographs the defect or condition that caused the injury. This will provide excellent evidence in support of the case. It is best if photographs are taken shortly after the incident and before repairs are made to the building or premises.

Our apartment building injury attorneys at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices LLC have obtained significant settlements and judgments for clients injured due to a defect or hazard at an apartment building. To find out if you have a case and are entitled to a settlement, contact our office today. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can begin investigating your case. If you have been injured in Sandusky or Point Place, contact a legal team today.


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