I fell on broken stairs in an apartment complex and injured my back. Since then, I have not been able to work and have spent a lot of money on medical expenses. Who is responsible for my damages?

Depending on the details of your accident, the property owner may be liable.  In a slip and fall case, which is what your accident would be classified as, an injured person can pursue compensation for his or her injuries when the property owner is at fault.

Property owners have the duty to protect the public from injury that could occur on the premises. When a property owner violates this duty, he or she can be responsible for any injuries that occur. 

There are some facts that have to be proven in order to have a successful case.  For example, in your situation, the property owner could be held accountable if it can be proven that the property owner knew or should have known about the broken stairs. Other issues may be involved as well, so it is important to talk with a knowledgeable Orange County accident attorney.

For more information, contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 800-350-8888.
Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982