I want to know can sue both parties my landlord and section 8 i told my landlord numous times about here stair she told me nothing ing wrong because section8 inspects the property ever year i notified section 8 i fell they told me nothing was wrong and went so far as to tell my daughter they did care as long as there was railing she kept telling them it was a code volation after they left I called the City of Burien they said my daughter was right it is a code volation. Landlord said she was at fault and stated to her insurance company section 8 never told her it was aproblem with the railing, if she would have got a permit she would have know and if section 8 would properly inspected they would have known there was a problem.
A personal injury lawyer would investigate a claim against all responsible parties such as the owner.
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An investigation is needed (at no cost to you) to see if the facts give rise to a law suit. The investigation would include talking with you and others, inspecting the railing and possible other factors around the stairs and researching the code provisions. It would not take long to determine if there were sufficient grounds for a low suit
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.
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I'm sorry to hear of your injuries. You should speak to a personal injury attorney in your area to discuss making a claim. I agree that you should photograph the stairway and document your injuries as soon as possible. Do not give a statement to the insurance company until you've sought legal advice. In addition, I do not recommend posting any additional details of your incident online.
Your landlord likely has an independent duty to inspect your residence and cannot rely solely on Section 8's annual inspections. This is particularly true if you had previously reported the issues with the stairway to your landlord. Again, you should contact a personal injury attorney in your area to discuss the specific facts of your claim.
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