Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina

Q: Literal poop water started coming down from our ceiling fan in our apartment from our upstairs neighbors, can we sue?

We tried to contain it while we waited for the maintenance guys, it took over two hours before they had some people come in and clean it/disinfect it all. They had to throw everything out, since it had all been contaminated.

I am nervous about us getting sick, especially since it was in the air vents.

I have two little girls, so I want to make sure we are safe. Thanks!

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I hope everyone in your family is okay. A landlord-tenant attorney could have more insight than a personal injury attorney here in terms of habitability and related issues (remediation, testing, loss of property, and related damages to the extent they aren't covered by insurance). You could reach out to South Carolina personal injury law firms, but unless there was a significant and lasting health impact from the exposure (and I hope there was not), some law firms could be reluctant to consider such a case on a contingency basis. But that's only one opinion. Other attorneys you speak with could see things differently. One option would be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a law firm to discuss in greater detail. Good luck

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