While in my bathroom the ceiling fell in on my boyfriend because of leaking roof. A 3ft.by 5ft.piece of dry wall fell from the ceiling knocking him down while washing his hands in my bathroom. Can he sue?
He can retain a personal injury lawyer to investigate a claim against owner and possibly landlord. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
A claim can be filed against the owner of the property but more facts are needed to determine if the claim will succeed. He should consult with a personal injury attorney right away. Most attorneys on Avvo offer free consultations. Good luck and hope he is ok.
Was your boyfriend hurt? Has he sought medical treatment? Will he need any type of ongoing medical treatment? Your boyfriend should meet with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss these questions, and the facts of the case. If you have not already done so, take pictures of the piece of the ceiling and the hole that remains.
If your boyfriend was injured, he should consult with a personal injury attorney to file claim against your landlord.
Bathroom ceilings can fall due to improper installation or maintenance... or due to unavoidable events like an earthquake... if the collapse could have been prevented by basic care and maintenance, the landlord could very well be liable... a one on one consultation with a local personal injury attorney would be the place to start... after getting medical attention, of course... that attorney sure would appreciate lots of picture of the scene and maybe even a sample of plaster/material that fell to be brought to the consultation.
Fortunately, most personal injury types offer free consultations and take such cases on contingency, so there is nothing to fear in calling.
Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law, Physician
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Very possibly but more facts are needed. Your boyfriend would be best served by consulting an attorney about what happened.
if he was injured, you should contact and consult with a personal injury attorney. Make sure to take pictures of the fallen ceiling. How long had you been living there? Was there any staining on the ceiling that you notice d before the incident? Had you ever asked your landlord to make any repairs to the ceiling or complained of any leaking in that area before?
Yes he can sue but would any lawyer take his case? That will all depend on whether or not he was injured and the severity of the injury. Without an injury, no case a lawyer would undertake.
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