Assaulted by a Landlord – Building Manager Lawsuit Attorney
Landlord and tenant disputes can happen in any sort of rental situation, whether you live in a private rental home or a large apartment building. Disagreements with your landlord may arise from a variety of issues, including failure to make repairs, not taking care of hazardous conditions, or overcharging you rent (on a rent-controlled apartment or charging you more than other tenants in comparable rentals). Or, perhaps you are the victim of an illegal eviction, meaning your landlord is trying to evict you as retaliation or without following proper court procedures.
No matter what’s going on between a tenant and their landlord, things should never escalate to threats or violence. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in situations where renters and property owners clash. These incidents increased noticeably during the pandemic, as people lost their jobs and were struggling to come up with money for rent. And now, many people are feeling the pinch of pre-COVID inflation, along with skyrocketing rent prices throughout the country. This often results in building managers and landlords looking for ways to force out long-term tenants and find ones that will pay the increased fees.
If you are caught in the midst of a tenant-landlord dispute, things can escalate out of control and lead to incidents of assault and battery. As the victim of intimidation and physical violence, you have the right to take legal action against your landlord, including a lawsuit for monetary compensation. The assault and battery lawyers of DTLA are here to advise you of your legal options, so contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.
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My Landlord Beat Me Up – What are My Rights?
It is illegal for landlords to harass, intimidate, or engage in other threatening behavior against their tenants. This includes shoving, slapping, or kicking a tenant, throwing something at them, or taking other actions that can cause bodily harm. Thus, if you suffered injuries from being assaulted by your landlord, you have the right to file a lawsuit for monetary damages.
If you are someone that lives in an apartment complex, you would generally deal with a leasing company or property management firm. In that case, you may have been assaulted by your building manager or another employee of the management company. If so, you are probably asking yourself, “Can I sue the owner of the building or apartment complex?”
Yes, you may have grounds to sue the building owner, which could be an individual, group of individuals, or a corporate entity. However, there are cases where liability for injuries to another party is split between the owner and building management. This is something you should verify with a lawyer right away, as it will determine who you can go after in an assault and battery lawsuit.
The renters’ rights lawyers of DTLA have decades of experience in disputes involving tenants and landlords, including incidents of physical assault. We can also represent you in a case for any other form of tenant harassment and illegal eviction, such as:
Locking you out of your apartment
Late night or frequent phone calls to harass / intimate you
Cutting off utilities (heat, water, or electric)
Refusing to make necessary repairs
Causing hazards, noise disruptions, and construction problems
Misinform or misleads you about your rights under the law or the terms of your lease
Injuries from a Physical Assault
Being assaulted can have a devastating impact on your body, due to the possible injuries that may be inflicted by the perpetrator. The risk of serious harm is greater when you are attacked with a weapon, like a baseball bat, knife or firearm. However, even a punch or shove can result in one or more of the following:
These injuries can lead to permanent health complications, including brain damage and paralysis. Immediate medical attention is critical to ensuring the best possible recovery. However, there’s no denying that recovery comes at a cost. This is why monetary compensation is so important to anyone that’s been harmed by someone else’s negligence or misconduct. For a detailed discussion on your rights and legal options, call us and speak to a lawyer with experience in assault and battery lawsuits.
The Benefit of Hiring a Tenants’ Rights Lawsuit Attorney
Many people wonder if it’s worth it to hire a lawyer when they have been wronged by a negligent party. There’s nothing in the laws that require you to find legal representation. However, we can tell you that assault and battery lawsuits are complex legal actions. Gathering evidence, filing your paperwork on time, negotiating with the insurance company – these are just some of the tasks that can make the process overwhelming for most accident victims.
We have an experienced legal team of tenant-landlord dispute attorneys, who are ready to fight for you and the payment you deserve. To learn more about the benefits of working with a California landlord / tenant lawyer, contact our office. We are happy to discuss any issue that’s on your mind, including:
What is the average case value of an assaulted by a landlord or apartment building manager lawsuit?
How long will it take to settle a lawsuit for assault and battery against a landlord?
What is the statute of limitations if I want to sue my landlord for beating me up?
I have a lawyer that’s in charge of my claim, but I have concerns about my case. What are my options?
Free Legal Services for Assault and Battery Victims
Being physically attacked can leave you with serious injuries to your body and mind. That’s why you have the right to seek help from the authorities and seek criminal prosecution if you were assaulted by your apartment building manager or landlord. OF course, this won’t help you with the monetary losses you’ve suffered, which is where we can be of help.
During a free case review, we will take the time to answer all your questions and advise you of the actions we can take on your behalf. We also provide free second opinions if you have an assault and battery claim that you would like to discuss with another attorney. If you decide that hiring us is in your best interest, you will receive free legal services for the entire duration of your case. As for the cost of hiring us, that’s covered by the landlord or building owner as a part of your settlement award. No matter what happens, there are no out-of-pocket costs to you when you hire one of our attorneys.
Contact DTLA Law Group and schedule a time to speak with us if you were assaulted by your landlord or someone from your building management company.
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