Redmond, OR asked in Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: How would i go about talk to the apartment complex about the bills. what is the best way?

To go talk to the apartment complex about them covering my bills from when i broke my leg in there parking lot due to snow and ice on the street. what is the best way to go about this? Do i call their insurance or the manager of the complex. Do i need to ask or say anything in particular?

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Answered
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Talk to the manager, unless you happen to have their insurance info, and tell them you fell due to the snow in the parking lot and need to see if they have medpay coverage as part of their landlord insurance.

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
Answered
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You also may have a claim under the landlord/tenant act ORS if your fall was a result of failing to keep the common areas safe. Claims under the landlord/tenant act have reciprocal attorney fees, meaning the loser pays the winner's attorney fees. You have a one year statute of limitations from the date of the incident under the Oregon Landlord tenant act. Sometimes there are also local statutes in relation to snow and ice your landlord might have been in violating. Our firm regularly handles landlord/tenant cases and negligence cases. We handle injury claims on a contingency basis if we determine there is liability. If there is liability under a local statute or if we determine there was common law negligence, you may be entitled to non-economic damages for your inconvenience and pain and suffering and wage loss, if any.

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