Huntington Beach tenant obtains a settlement in the amount of $500,000 due to back injuries suffered as a result of a dangerous condition on the property he was renting
Samer Habbas of the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates obtained a $500,000.00 settlement for a person who suffered injuries as a result of a dangerous condition at an apartment unit he was renting in Huntington Beach, Ca. Our client was in the common walkway area of his apartment when the floor gave weight, causing him to partially fall through. As a result of the incident, our client sustained back injuries that resulted in a surgery.
Attorney Habbas represented this individual and faced an uphill battle with the insurance company for the apartment complex. The insurance carrier was initially refusing to accept responsibility and vigorously defended the causation of our client’s injuries. Due to Attorney Habbas’ aggressive representation, the matter settled in litigation for $500,000.00.
Cases of this nature typically require that the landlord has knowledge or should have known of the dangerous condition that causes the injury. Its not common for defendants or their representatives to admit that critical fact. This requires a diligent discovery plan, including written discovery, depositions, investigations, and expert witnesses. Our firm will not shy from litigating these matters. If the landlord is to cheap to fix a condition and make sure its safe for living, we will do everything in our power to get them to pay for their actions and/or inaction.
If you are involved in a premises liability matter that results in injury, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates to obtain aggressive representation.