Under California law, your landlord must make sure that the property that he or she rents to you is free from defects, infestations and other dangerous conditions. If you report an issue and your landlord fails to take any action toward resolving the issue, you do have rights available to you, but it is up to you to assert those rights.
It might be difficult for you to take action against your landlord, but it is the only way to get the compensation that you deserve because of your landlord’s actions that have lead to your dangerous and unhealthy housing situation.
At Riley | Ersoff LLP, attorney Grant K. Riley offers aggressive representation to individuals and families who have suffered injuries or illnesses due to a landlord who fails to honor his or her obligations to you. Grant has over 30 years of litigation experience and will stand up for you against your landlord.
Dangerous Housing Factors That May Mean You Have A Case
Not every failure to repair or address problems may give rise to litigation against a slumlord. Grant will review your case to determine if you may be able to successfully obtain compensation for your dangerous housing situation, and then assist you with all aspects of your claim. He will make sure that your rights are protected at all times, including at trial, if needed.
Some of the illnesses and injuries that may result from housing conditions that are uninhabitable include:
- Bites from insects, including cockroaches, bed bugs or spiders
- Illnesses connected from exposure to toxic mold
- Asthma from exposure to cockroach allergens
- Severe health problems for children who have been exposed to lead paint
- Lead poisoning in adults
- Burns due to gas leaks or faulty wiring
Often, landlords will take no action to repair any defects until someone has been injured due to the unsafe conditions. If you have complained time and time again about something in need of repair and your landlord has done nothing to address the problem, talk to our lawyer.
We will examine the issue in detail to discover if your landlord has failed to honor his or her obligations under California law. If you have suffered a serious injury because of these conditions, we can make sure that you are able to get the care you need, and then hold your landlord responsible for the damages connected to the incident.
We Are Here To Help You And Your Family
Do not be afraid to reach out to us regarding the dangers of unhealthy housing. We are going to protect you through this process. To schedule your free consultation, call our Los Angeles office at (888)495-9272 or contact us online. Our slum housing attorney will stand up for your rights. Se habla español.