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Slippery in residential building
Topic: Slippery in residential building
Posted: 14/March/2015 at 02:39
Hi. I'm asking for help about a slippery case.
My partner slipped and fell onto the ground when she stepped out of the lift last month. At that time, a cleaner was mopping the floor at the foyer. He put the 'wet floor' sign at the sliding glass exit door to warn people coming into the building, but there's no sign to warn the residents who were getting out of the building. And as the foyer was 'L' shape, people getting out of the lift couldn't see that only warning sign from there. Lots of people and the cleaner saw my partner' falling.
I rang building manager to complaint about it, his colleague answered the phone and told me building manager would call me back. There was no call received, so I rang again next day. This time building manager told me he would check CCTV and called me back. No call received again. I was panic and left a letter in his office letter box saying that I thought they were responsible for my partner's medication fee which was only about $100, or I would find a lawyer. Next day, building manager told me he had checked for the wrong date and he would call me later after he checked the CCTV. But no call received again till now!!!
I was so angry about their attitude but I was not Australian and knew nothing about the laws here. I called the Legal Aid but they told me they couldn't help me and told me to find a private lawyer. So I asked a lawyer. He told me I could win the case but the lawyer fee would be about $8000. Building management company would cover about 2/3 and I had to pay about $2000 myself.
Is it really like this??? In my opinion, obviously it's their fault. My partner suffered the pain and we had to pay for the medication ourselves? And I couldn't sue them??? Is that the reason why they do not care at all??
Wish people here can help us. Thanks so so much.
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