The Dangers of Water Leaks in an Apartment
Any time that there are unattended to water leaks in an apartment building, there are going to be health hazards that go along with this issue. If you live in an apartment building with water leaks, the situation will not magically remedy itself without an intervention from the building owner, landlord or maintenance manager. When there is water leaking in an apartment building, this will bring dampness, moldy indoor air and rotted wood. The rotted wood will bring along pests, insects and vermin which will cause respiratory problems from the droppings of the animals gaining access to the building. Moldy indoor air will bring on asthma-like symptoms, and make it difficult to breath in mold spores and other high-level health hazards.
If you live in an apartment building and there are rotted wood areas from water leaks, you are running a high risk of having personal injuries related to the respiratory problems associated with this hazard. That is when you need to give us a call.
What To Do If My Apartment Has Water Leaks?
If your apartment has water leaks, you need to go to the building owner or landlord, and tell these individuals about your water leak issues. If you have done that and there is no response, and you are beginning to suffer adverse personal injuries as a result of your water leaks, then you need to give us a call. We can help you to get the recovery compensation that you will need, if you are suffering ill effects of water leaks that are not fixed, managed or attended to in your apartment home environment.
Water leaks in an apartment can cause many structural problems to the structure of the entire building. You may not think it now, but one small water leak can collapse an entire ceiling or group of roofs and ceilings in even a tall sturdy looking building. That is because water will always flow to the lowest area it can find. You probably remember that from science class at school.
“Help, My Apartment Water Leak Is Getting Much Bigger by the Day!”
If your apartment is leaking water, that leak may start to grow. Even if a leak in your apartment is small, it can also have traveled several yards or even several hundreds of yards, to be a leak in your living space. This means that even a small leak can potentially be life-threatening to you over time, as it may collapse a ceiling or other structures in your living area. A leak in your apartment will chip away at a structure by rotting out the wood, allowing hazardous pests, insects and other vermin access to your living space. These animals carry deadly diseases to humans. This is the reason to act quickly and take it seriously if your apartment with water leaks is not remedied by the building owner or landlord to your apartment building.
What To Do If My Landlord Does Not Fix Water Leaks?
Rodents and insects will be more likely to gain access into the apartment, when there are areas of rotted wood from water leaks on the property. Any time that you live daily in and around pests and rodent, you are at a high rate of likelihood to be bitten, ingest feces, or inhale feces from a rodent or a pest. Other effects of pests and insect contamination in your living environment can include:
- Sensitization to pests in the atmosphere and living quarters
- Development of allergies
- Development of asthma symptoms
- Severe respiratory symptoms
- Lagomorph-related parasitic agents
- Rat bite fever agents
- Rabies virus
- Neurological complications
- Q fever
- Spirillum minus
- Streptobacillus moniliformis
If you have been exposed to water leaks in your apartment, you are at a high risk of developing a serious injury to your health. You need to pick up the phone, and just call our law office this afternoon. You will be connected with a lawyer who can prove that you are ready to win this lawsuit, and will help you get the full recovery compensation package that you deserve in this type of case.
Call DTLA Law Group to speak to an attorney who will help you with your person injury case today. We will initiate a lawsuit for you on the merits of your claim for personal injuries because of living in a hazardous and dangerous apartment with water leaks. If you wait any longer, your medical condition may worsen, and you don’t want to have to wonder what would have happened if you had only acted quicker. The time is right for you to talk to a lawyer with experience in apartment with water leaks, and a landlord or owner who ignores your pleas to get it fixed. Many people live with their personal injuries and respiratory problems from an apartment with water leaks. But do you have to do the same? You don’t have to wait for help, we are able to help you right now.
Zero Fee Guarantee
By calling our DTLA Law Group, you will be able to talk to an attorney with expertise in this type of case for an apartment with water leaks. We will give to you a zero-fee guarantee, and will work for a successful conclusion in your case. When you call our law office, you are putting in a call to an experienced attorney in Los Angeles. We are with you at every stage of the case, and you will be working with a law team who is ready to take everything into consideration for you to win the case with personal injuries from leaky water issues in an apartment.
Can I Sue If My Apartment Has Water Leaks?
Yes, we can sue in this case, and we will review the facts with you in a language that you can understand when your apartment has water leaks. You can pick up your smartphone right now, and call our Los Angeles case lawyers today. They are on the claim and case, and can file a lawsuit on your behalf, when you have detrimental personal injuries from apartment water leaks. Just call our case attorneys in Los Angeles, and we can sue to give you the advantage over getting the recovery compensation that you will need in this case.
Free Second Opinion
We are able to give you a free second opinion to your claim. But this can only happen if you give us a call to start the process on your case. We are here for you, and ready to help you, but you must pick up the phone to get the process started today.
Call for a Free Consultation
We will take the time and necessary consideration regarding your case, to ensure a winning strategy for your claim. Having a leak of water in your apartment is no small matter. You can come to us and get a free consultation.
How to Sue Belkin for Defective Charging Banks
If you intend to file a product liability lawsuit against Belkin, you must show that the company was negligent in some way. Product liability lawsuits can be filed if you can prove at least one of the following points about the product:
- There was a design error present with the charging bank
- There was a manufacturing error that occurred when the charging bank was being made in the factory
- There were no hazard signs or symbols on the charging bank or on the packaging
The charging banks had a defect in the wiring, so it is likely that the materials were faulty or that there was a design that did not account for the small space or power usage.
You should make sure to go to the hospital to get medical treatment for your injuries. It is not recommended that you wait too long to visit a doctor. If you do not get treatment quickly, your injuries may worsen, or you may find that the insurance agent will doubt the validity of your claim. He can say that you were shocked by another item or in another incident, and he will say that the defective item was a convenient scapegoat. You should also make sure that you get copies of all medical documents, test results, doctor’s statements, hospital receipts, and more from the treatment center.
You can take photos of the damages from the electric shock, and you can also take pictures of the charging bank to show that the item caught fire, if applicable.
There may have been eyewitnesses who saw the incident happen or who can testify that the bank was defective. You can add their statements to your claim to bolster it. The more support you have from people who saw the incident, the stronger your case will be.
You may want to throw the charging bank away, try to repair it, or return it for a refund. You should do none of this. It is important that you keep the charging bank as it is and preserve it, as it is the most important piece of evidence you have. If you get rid of it, the insurance company can claim that there’s no way for the defect to be examined, since it is not present at all.
You may have a receipt showing that you bought the charging bank. You can make copies of this, or copies of a bank statement or email showing that you paid for the item.
You will benefit by hiring a product liability lawyer to handle your case for you. If you have never taken legal action, you may not know the first thing about moving forward with a defective product claim. An attorney can gather your proof, negotiate with the insurance agent, and keep you updated throughout the process while you recover and return to regular life.
Statute of Limitations to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
California has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury if you wish to file a claim to receive compensation for damages. If you do not sue within this time period, you won’t be able to receive any restitution, and your claim will be thrown away. Often, individuals fail to understand the correct amount of time or do not know that there is a statute of limitations in the first place. It is important that you speak with a lawyer to determine how much time you have left on your case.
There is the possibility for your statute of limitations to be extended, but this will only happen in certain situations. If you were under 18 years old, you cannot sue without a legal guardian representing you, so you can wait until you turn legal age before the statute of limitations counts down. You also may have been left incapacitated and unable to sue, so the statute won’t start until you return to health. Further, the defendant must be in California – if he has left the state, the deadline will count down when he returns.
Earnings from a Product Liability Claim against Belkin
The value of a product liability lawsuit will largely be determined by the injuries you suffered and how extensive they were. If you were seriously hurt, you will potentially receive a larger settlement offer than if you only suffered minor injuries. The insurance agent wants to preserve profits and not pay out settlements, and we aim to bring you the maximum settlement available under the law. Our goal is to secure you compensation for the following:
- Medical bills and expenses from the past and future for surgery, hospitalization fees, medication, physical therapy, and more
- Lost wages if you were unable to work or could not return to work in the future
- Property damage to cover lost items and personal belongings
- Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, anxiety, PTSD, fear, and more
You should not be expected to foot the bill for all of these expenses if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. A defective product claim can allow you to receive the compensation you need to pay for these damages.
Our Firm’s Promise
Our goal at the Downtown LA Law Group is to ensure that you are wholly covered for your losses if you were hurt because of a defective product. Our product liability lawyers are known as the best in town, and we have years of experience and numerous reviews to back us up. We will stop at nothing to bring you every penny you deserve, even if it means going to court to defend your rights.
For a free legal consultation, call our law offices today. All consultations are confidential and your private information or case details will not be shared elsewhere. We will also give you our zero fee guarantee on your case. We won’t get paid unless and until we win. If we lose, we get nothing at all. Either way, your finances will not be altered by pursuing legal help with us.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Downtown LA Law Group if you wish to sue Belkin for injuries from a defective charging bank.