Landlord Duties and common violations

Landlord Duties and common violations

Landlord Duty to Repair and Maintain
California tenants have the right to a habitable house or apartment, and it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the house or apartment is in fact habitable.

Landlords must abide by building codes and maintain house or apartment in a habitable and clean living condition. If the landlord is violating this duty, there are a number of ways a tenant may be able to respond, which may include: filing a lawsuit, moving out, withholding rent, and being compensated for relocation. A mold injury attorney may be able to better assist you and guide you through the process.

Common Violations
Anything that presents a health or safety risk to the tenants of the house or apartment may be a violation of a tenant’s rights.

If any of the following apply to you and your living situation, strongly consider consulting with an experienced mold attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.

Common habitability issues include:

1) Mold contamination and water damage;
2) Landlord’s failure to timely respond to tenant’s notices;
3) Roaches, bedbugs and rodents due to the landlord’s negligence:
4) Non-functional plumbing, heating, electrical, or other utilities;
5) Asbestos contamination; and
6) Conditions which make your home unsafe and uninhabitable.

These issues may put your health and safety at risk. Please reach out to us today for a free consultation.

Black Mold

Black Mold

Have you or a loved one experienced living in an apartment with black toxic mold? Understanding your legal rights and options is of utmost importance. Certain landlord’s may paint over the mold or simply disregard it. However, the black mold you are living in may cause health problems which have not yet been correlated to the mold. If so, please call us today for a free consultation.

Recent Los Angeles habitability settlements

Recent Los Angeles habitability settlements

We recently were able to obtain multiple settlements for habitability claims that left our clients happy and in a better position to get their lives back on track. Whether it is mold, pests, roaches or other kinds of issues making your living situation unbearable and a hazard to your health, call us now for a free consultation. A Los Angeles mold attorney may be able to obtain the compensation you deserve and help you relocate from a harmful surrounding.

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck Accident Injuries

Victims of truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries much worse than injuries that occur in passenger vehicles. This is due to the massive size of these vehicles and the impact force when they slam into a car.

An experienced legal team will have successfully represented many truck accident victims in obtaining the financial compensation they deserve for the devastating changes these injuries make in their lives. Some of the most common are detailed below. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, call our office today to find out how one of our truck accident attorneys can get you the financial justice you deserve.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can happen if the victim suffers a sharp or sudden blow to the head that causes damage to the brain. There are two different types of brain injuries that can happen in a truck accident. A closed head injury occurs when the head hits another object or there is some kind of blow to the head. An open head injury occurs when an object penetrates through the skull and penetrates the brain.

A brain injury can result in a permanent impact on the victim’s life, depending on the severity of the injury:

·       Mild brain injury: Confusion, disorientation, or loss of consciousness for 30 minutes or less. Usually results in a concussion.

·       Moderate brain injury: Confusion, disorientation, or loss of consciousness that can last 20 minutes to six hours.

·       Severe brain injury: Confusion, disorientation, or loss of consciousness that lasts for more than six hours. Usually results in permanent disability.

A person who sustains a brain injury can struggle with many different issues. They can have issues with: 

·       Blurry vision

·       Concentration or paying attention

·       Forming coherent sentences

·       Judging distances

·       Memory recall

·       Processing information

·       Reading

·       Speaking clearly

·       Standing on his or her own

·       Tolerating light

·       Writing

Crush Injuries

Crush injuries occur from the pressure the collision causes on the victim’s body. Crush injuries can result in:

·       Brain damage

·       Brain cell loss

·       Compressed nerves

·       Fractured bones

Internal Injuries

The impact of a commercial truck slamming into a vehicle can cause internal injuries in a victim, damaging their internal organs:

·       Heart

·       Kidneys

·       Liver

·       Lungs

·       Pancreas

·       Spleen

·       Stomach

Symptoms of internal injuries can be delayed, and the victim may not even realize they have been injured. But internal organ injuries can cause death if there is a delay in treatment.

Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is made up of thousands of nerves that carry messages back and forth from the brain and other parts of the body. As the attorneys at Cohen & Cohen can attest, many truck accident victims suffer injuries to the spinal cord that result in permanent injuries:

·       Paraplegia: Loss of sensation and movement in the lower half of the body

·       Triplegia: Loss of sensation and movement in one arm and both legs

·       Quadriplegia: Loss of sensation and movement in both arms and legs

If you’ve been the victim of a truck accident, reach out to a reputable personal injury lawyer right away.

Everyone thinks they have adequate insurance, until the time comes to use it.

Everyone thinks they have adequate insurance, until the time comes to use it.

Everyone thinks they have adequate insurance, until the time comes to use it.

There are a few things that every individual will almost assuredly experience in their lifetime. Unfortunately, an accident is one of them.

A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can assist you throughout the process to aid you in getting the proper treatment, to handle the negotiations with the insurance company, to obtain a settlement, and to make sure that the settlement agreement is not prematurely entered into.

Is an attorney needed? 

If you have been involved in an auto accident, you may want to contact a California licensed personal injury attorney. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney may have a great impact on how much compensation you will ultimately obtain.

Before speaking with family members or friends, contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney to better understand your rights and possible outcomes.  


A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you get the medical treatment you need and deserve. Most Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are familiar with doctors in many areas of specialty and can assist you in getting the medical treatment you deserve with no money owed at the time of the visit. These doctors work on lien and are only paid once the matter is settled.


A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help negotiate your claim with the insurance company to obtain monetary compensation for your injuries that properly values your injuries and pain and suffering. Most insurance companies will not offer you the maximum compensation you deserve without an attorney because they do not have the fear of litigation. However, an attorney can always reject settlement offers all together and file a complaint on your behalf to preserve your right to a trial.


When you finally reach a settlement, it is important that an attorney review your settlement agreement. More often than not you are required to waive all rights, past and present, in order to obtain your compensation. However, if you are not done with treatment or not fully recovered from the injuries it is important to preserve and maintain the right to receive the treatment you deserve and need in order to get your life back on track. Injuries can linger and you should be fully healed prior to signing any settlement agreement.

If You Have Been Injured, Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm Now.