Rolla, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Missouri

Q: My girlfriend was assaulted by another tenant at our apartment building. What legal action can we take?

The lady that assaulted her was arrested. I more want to know what legal action we can take against our landlord if he doesn't evict her.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Your girlfriend can make a police report. She can also contact property management. And if your girlfriend has the financial means to hire and attorney and if she suffered significant injury (I hope not) and if the assualter has money, your girlfriend could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit.

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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A: If the tenant that assaulted your girlfriend had a history of violence, then you may possibly have a case against the apartment complex for failure to do a proper background check. You should retain counsel on contingency fee in California for representation and to investigate the tenants background.

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