Laguna Niguel, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: my wife slipped and dislocated her shoulder at home yesterday after slipping in the kitchen because of water leaking

my wife slipped and dislocated her shoulder at home yesterday after slipping in the kitchen because of water leaking from the wall . I had complained about this to the leasing office about a month back but no action was taken and now the accident happened . What should i do .

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Fred Lee Valentine Jr
Fred Lee Valentine Jr
Answered
  • Ontario, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Notify the leasing office. The issue is whether your wife had notice of the dangerous condition and was able to avoid it. If you want to talk it through send me an email.

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Get needed medical attention. Take photographs of the area of the home where the incident occurred. Start calling PI attorneys. Be ready for arguments that your wife is at fault for walking into water in an area where you/she knew there was leakage.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: the leasing co has potential exposure for arguably being negligent and not fixing it right away.

however being aware of the problem you folks would probably be held to a higher standard of being careful.

if a guest fell it might be a stronger case but they would also name you as a defendant.

your best best is probably trying to go small claims b/c i do not believe most lawyers would accept the case.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You might have a case but be careful to do all of the things listed in the prior answers. And call a personal injury lawyer today!

Vivian Francisca Yochelson
Vivian Francisca Yochelson
Answered
  • Woodland Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: My recommendation is that your wife contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of the incident itself and the notifications that were given to the leasing company regarding the leaking water prior to the incident.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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Answered
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: First make sure your wife gets medical treatment.

Call a personal injury lawyer and file a lawsuit against your landlord.

Make sure you keep the letter you sent them informing of the shower leak. Best of luck.

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