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El Paso Apartment Injury Lawyer

Ector County landlord liability attorney

Attorney for Injured Tenants in Premises Liability Cases in El Paso, Texas and New Mexico

Everyone deserves to live in a reasonably safe environment. If you rent or lease an apartment, your landlord is required by law to provide habitable housing and to repair any conditions that may negatively affect your health or safety. If you have been injured because your landlord failed to meet these requirements, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., I have represented clients in personal injury cases for more than 25 years. Being the attorney of a tough, family-oriented law firm, I believe in fighting for justice for those who have been injured. If you have suffered injuries because of your landlord's negligence, I am prepared to pursue compensation that fully addresses the harm done to your family for the compensation you deserve.

Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he represents clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. He has taken cases to trial every year that he has been practicing law, and he is ready to pursue litigation in court to ensure that a negligent landlord is held responsible for the damages you have suffered and that you deserve.

Forms of Landlord Negligence

Tenants can suffer serious injuries if their landlord does not maintain a safe premises. An injured tenant may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability lawsuit if injuries occur because of the following:

  • Inadequate repairs or maintenance - Tenants may request that their landlord repair any condition that materially affects their physical health and safety. Serious injuries may occur if a landlord does not respond to these requests or does not properly maintain the property. For example, slip and fall injuries can take place if sidewalks, stairwells, or parking lots are damaged. Broken appliances can result in fires, flooding, or electrocution. Inadequate structural maintenance could result in serious injuries because of collapsed ceilings, walls, or balconies. 
  • Negligent security - Landlords should ensure that apartments have the proper security measures, including deadbolt locks, door viewers or peepholes, and latches on windows. The failure to provide security devices can result in a tenant being injured or property being damaged or stolen in a break-in.
  • Toxic substances - Depending on their age, the materials used for construction, and other environmental issues, apartments may contain toxic chemicals or other substances that can affect tenants' health. If a landlord does not take steps to address these issues, tenants may contract serious illnesses or medical conditions. Some dangerous toxic substances that can cause harm to families include lead paint, asbestos, arsenic, radon, carbon monoxide, and mold. 
  • Smoke detector replacement - Landlords are required to provide and maintain proper smoke detectors. Failure to do so may result in serious burn injuries and extensive property damage if a fire occurs.

Contact an El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Premises Liability Lawyer

Your family should have a safe place to live, and your landlord should address any concerns you have about issues in your apartment that may affect your health and well-being. If you have been injured or suffered any other damages because your landlord failed to repair defects, perform maintenance, or correct hazardous conditions, you should understand your legal options for recovering financial compensation that you deserve.

At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., I can help determine the full extent of your damages and work to hold a negligent landlord responsible for the harm you have suffered. To schedule a free consultation, Contact my office today at 915-544-5200. I serve clients in west Texas and southeast New Mexico, including El Paso, Pecos, Odessa, Midland, Las Cruces, and Carlsbad, and the Permian Basin. Se Habla Español.

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