Client was a 30 year old woman who was injured when she fell from a 2nd floor balcony as a result of a poorly maintained railing. Our client suffered a fractured pelvis and permanent back pain which required the implantation of a permanent spinal stimulator. On the date of the accident, she was a tenant living in a multi-family dwelling in Springfield, Massachusetts. Alekman DiTusa, LLC successfully sued the owner of the apartment building and the property management company for failing to maintain the railing in a reasonably safe condition and for violating the warranty of habitability.
A 26 year old man was injured while attempting to escape his attic apartment during a fire. On the date of the fire, our client was a tenant living in an illegal attic apartment. The attic apartment had only a single exit (instead of two exits as required by the Massachusetts Building Code). On the night of the fire, the only exit stairway was engulfed in flames and our client was forced to jump out of the third floor attic window. He sustained a fractured left foot, fractured pelvis, left sacral fracture, fractures of the L4-L5 vertebrae and a non-displaced ulnar styloid fracture. We were able to recover against the landlord who had failed to maintain the building in compliance with the Massachusetts Building Code.