Chicago, IL asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: A Realtor moved my pregnant girlfriend and I into an apartment with a gas leak and mold and told me i was wrong about it

We were coughing up mucus and just not feeling healthy the whole time we were there. It was a back and forth hassle with everything and then they ended up saying I was wrong and didn’t know what I was talking about. We got out of the lease because the other apartment they tried to move us into had more mold and bugs. What can be done legally

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

A: An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In terms of the personal injury aspect of your matter), you could reach out to attorneys to discuss. However, some firms are reluctant to handle mold cases - the symptoms and correlations to an incident can be difficult. They are not straightforward like more traditional physical injury cases stemming from accidents. But you could reach out to attorneys - they may see things differently. In terms of legal issues related to the premises, habitability, lease, etc., a landlord-tenant attorney would need to advise about your options there. Good luck

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