Protecting Your Rights As A Tenant
In 2006, Alabama passed the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The passage of this law provided protections that tenants desperately needed, including a section listing the responsibilities of landlords. Based on the responsibilities outlined in the law and by the courts, tenants who suffer serious injuries due to their landlords’ wrongful conduct have the right to pursue legal actions.
My name is Scott E. Denson, and I am the lead attorney at The Denson Law Firm, LLC. I use over 25 years of legal experience to help tenants in Alabama assert their rights when landlord-tenant issues arise.
Tenants’ Rights Before 2006
Prior to the passage of Alabama’s law, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), local regulations and judicial decisions provided protections for tenants in the state.
I spent the early years of my career fighting to protect the rights granted under these various laws, and I continue to do so up to the present time. Many of my successes demonstrate my ability to navigate complicated processes to obtain results for even the most complex matters, an ability that continues to benefit my clients to this day.
Common Landlord-Tenant Issues
Over the years, I have represented clients who have suffered apartment/housing injuries stemming from a wide variety of dangers. Some of the most common are:
- Lead poisoning
- Exploding water heaters
- Faulty smoke detectors
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Tipping stoves
- Injuries in common areas
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Negligent security
Any of the above can result in serious injuries or deaths. When these tragedies strike, many tenants do not know what to do or where to turn. Fortunately, they can turn to me and my law firm, The Denson Law Firm, LLC, and so can you.
The Legal Process
If you sustained a tenant injury or lost a loved one due to an accident that occurred in a rental house or apartment because of a landlord’s negligence, the first step in the legal process is to secure an experienced lawyer like me. With my help, you can file a suit asserting the rights afforded to you by Alabama law.
During your initial consultation, I will listen to your story and examine you or your family member’s medical records. Armed with this information, I can determine if you have a case and explain your legal options.
Most cases reach out-of-court settlements; however, some do go to trial. Regardless of the path your case takes, I will be your advocate from the beginning to the end. I have extensive litigation experience, so whether your case is able to be settled or I need to take matters to court, you can trust that you are in good hands every step of the way.