Spencer & Associates

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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

Don't let landlords get away with injuries caused by poor upkeep

Being in a apartment has both its drawbacks and its benefits, to be certain. One of those benefits is that you aren't responsible for the general maintenance issues that constantly crop up in any dwelling place.

Unfortunately, that benefit can quickly become a source of frustration and peril when landlords start acting like it isn't really their job, either. All too often, tenants end up injured due to simple things like burned out lights in a dark stairwell and tattered carpet or broken tiles in the lobby. A bad fall can lead to things like broken bones, dislocated vertebrae and traumatic head injuries.

Even more frightening, however, is what happens when a landlord allows an entire building to go to "seed" by not keeping away undesirable tenants and their cohorts. There are always a few bad apples in any apartment complex, but landlords have a certain duty to enforce rules that keep everyone safe. If a tenant behaves in a threatening manner to others, the landlord has a duty to begin eviction proceedings. Similarly, if there seems to be drug activity or a rash of thefts on the premises, that could put everyone in danger of violence. The landlord should take steps to enforce the rules and install security that will keep tenants safe.

When is your landlord responsible an injury? Essentially, there are specific elements to any premises liability claim, so ask yourself these questions:

  • Did your landlord have a duty to maintain some part of the property in a specific way?
  • Did the landlord fail to uphold that duty, despite having adequate notice of the issue and time to fix it?
  • Was that failure a direct cause of your injuries?
  • Where you injured and did you suffer economic losses of some sort due to those injuries?

If you think the answer is positive to all four questions, it might be time to assert a personal injury claim.

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22801 Ventura Blvd
Suite 112
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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