Did deferred maintenance contribute to the injuries at an Atlanta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
A mother and her daughter were injured at an Atlanta, Georgia apartment complex Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2019. According to WSBtv.com the stairwell collapse “happened at an apartment complex on Parkway Drive in northeast Atlanta.” The news story reports “the mother and her 4-year-old child were on the second-story landing of the staircase when it caved in, sending them crashing to the ground below.” According to AJC.com the mother “suffered injuries to her left arm, back and torso, but cradled her daughter during the fall, protecting her.” Both the mother and child were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where the mother underwent surgery on her arm, according to AJC.com
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of property maintenance provided at the apartment complex and whether this incident may have been prevented.
- Did the apartment complex owner know of any unsafe conditions on the property?
- Were any recent inspections done on the stairwell?
- Were residents informed of any unsafe conditions?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate maintenance and fix any unsafe conditions to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling personal injury claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a personal injury case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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