Palm Beach County Affordable Housing Injury Lawyer
If you or your loved ones happen to be injured in Palm Beach County affordable housing complex, you should contact our Palm Beach County affordable housing injury lawyers at Wolfson & Leon. Who should be held accountable isn’t always clear at first glance. It is possible that more than one party is legally responsible for your harms and losses and you may have the right to claim damages recovery. Our consultations are free. We don’t ask for any fees until we recover for you. Call us with your questions at (855) 982-2067 for your free consultation.Palm Beach County Affordable Housing
Palm Beach County hosts 80 affordable housing complexes. Only around 30% of the total number of 12,961 low-income housing apartments are being used by renters.
Interestingly, the number of affordable housing complexes in Palm Beach County is pretty low compared to other Florida counties. Palm Beach County is one of the three counties that make up the Miami metropolitan area, and with population of 1.3 million people is the third most populated county in Florida. Aside of those 12,961 affordable housing apartments, low-income families have other 9,773 apartments that don’t have rental assistance available for renting. The Palm Beach Housing Authority serves them. The complexes are not as large as in other parts of South Florida. The largest of them include Worthington, Windsor Park Apartments, Lake Worth Towers, San Marco Villas, Palms West Apartments, Waverly, Padgett Island Homes, Fremd Village, and Seminole Estate Apartments.
With the incorporation of West Palm Beach in 1894, the population of Palm Beach County has been increasing steadily. As of 2004, it is the wealthiest county in Florida. Although it does not abound with affordable housing properties, Palm Beach County’s largest industry is real estate development, followed by agriculture. About 12% of the population lives below the poverty line.Palm Beach County Affordable Housing Accidents
Those below poverty line most often live in affordable housing apartments. These apartments are not always well maintained by landlords and property managers. All too often, they do not provide as much care as they think they should. That inevitably leads to accidents that cause personal injuries at such complexes. Our Palm Beach County affordable housing injury lawyers have represented clients in many personal injury cases, and in their experience, these are the most common accidents that could cause you injuries, harms and losses:
- Palm Beach County affordable housing slip and fall accidents. Slippery floors can cause some serious injuries, such as broken wrists and brain injuries.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing trip and fall accidents. Keeping floors free of garbage and debris could prevent extremely severe injuries.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing negligent security injury and wrongful death claims. Landlords cannot afford to put tenants’ life at risk due to negligence.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing ADA violations causing injuries. Respecting disabled persons’ rights is obligatory for Palm Beach affordable housing providers.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing car accidents.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing motorcycle accidents.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing parking lot accidents. As with driving areas, parking lots that belong to public housing complexes must be maintained properly.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing Uber accidents.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing Lyft car accidents.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing crime victim compensation. Crimes are foreseeable, especially if the public housing complex is in high crime rate area. The property owner must reasonably anticipate these incidents and do whatever possible to prevent criminal offenses at the premises.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing robbery victims’ rights lawyer. Robberies can be common in all housing complexes, especially those without top-notch security systems.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing shooting victims’ rights attorney. Shootings are not the most common crime, but they do happen occasionally and can be devastating.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing assault victims’ rights attorney.
- Palm Beach County affordable housing sexual assault crime victim lawyer. Unfortunately, negligent affordable housing security can lead to some horrible crimes and injuries.
Keep in mind that these are not all the unfortunate events that could occur at affordable housing complex. No matter how you have sustained the injury, make sure you speak with a Palm Beach accident lawyer to understand your rights.Palm Beach County Affordable Housing Accident Liability
Under Florida premises liability laws, the person that controls or manages premises where an accident occurs is legally responsible for the consequences that arise because of them. The person owes invitees a duty of care, which means an obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment for using and enjoying the premises. In the case of affordable housing complexes, the proprietor is the person who owes tenants and visitors a duty of reasonable care. If he fails to provide them with that, and that leads to a personal-injuries-causing accident, he could be liable for the consequences. He may have to cover all the damages related to the accident, including hospital visits, medications, scarring, compensation for physical and emotional pain, compensation for temporary or permanent disability, mental health counselor visits, lost wages, and all other medical and non-medical expenses that would not have been incurred if there were not an accident and an injury.
Property owners could breach the duty of care in many ways including:
- Failure to anticipate accidents. There is no excuse for failing to reasonably anticipate accidents, especially when it comes to criminal offenses.
- Failure to maintain premises properly. Slippery floors and broken amenities cause more injuries than anything else at these complexes.
- Failure to provide proper security measures. Installing security alarms, cameras, or anything else that could discourage assailants.
- Failure to secure locks causing injuries to tenants and their visitors.
- Failure to provide a safe environment for disabled persons. All affordable housing complexes, especially supportive housing for disabled persons must take care of disabled persons. Premises must be easily accessible to them.
At Wolfson & Leon, our Palm Beach personal injury lawyers are standing by and are ready to help you after your affordable housing accident and injury. Call us at (305) 285-1115 for your free consultation. We serve the communities of Palm Beach County including Delray Beach, Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Palm Beach and Lake Worth.