Barely Got Out With Our Lives My daughter/boyfriend and toddler were renting a…

Barely Got Out With Our Lives
My daughter/boyfriend and toddler were renting a mobile home with inadequate safety standards. Due to the fact that they were young and hadn’t any credit, they moved into this home with the stipulation that the landlord would make the necessary repairs. Hey…what can I say, they were young and the place was across the street from the beach in Newport. Any kids fantasy. Well, in this case…it turned into their nightmare. The landlord ignored any requests to have the electricity repaired. After their first week there, the electricity blew out in the back half of the home. A couple of months later the electricity still was not repaired, a circuit overloaded in the front of the mobile home burning it to the ground, destroying everything the family owned: including, the car and two cats. They literally ran out of the house naked, with the baby. The landlord offered them nothing for reimbursement…not even a hotel room for the night. What recourse do we have??? And what type of attorney would handle this? They are still having difficulty trying to cope with the trauma and get back on their feet. The incident happened in the middle of June 2006. Any suggestions? Please advise.

3 thoughts on “Barely Got Out With Our Lives My daughter/boyfriend and toddler were renting a…

  1. Re: Barely Got Out With Our Lives
    There a few causes of action that come to mind. Breach of Contract, Negligence, etc.

    Obviously you would have to prove that the landlord knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.

    I would be more than happy to give you a free consultation on this matter. You may contact me through my website at or by calling 8187391544 ext. 10. I can also be contacted through this system.

    Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq.
    The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates
    9909 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite #188
    Chatsworth, CA 91311

  2. Re: Barely Got Out With Our Lives
    The claim would be for the value of their goods and other losses, and for the emotional trauma suffered. Proving the landlord had notice of the problems will be an issue. Have them contact me if interested in pursuing.

    Terry A. Nelson
    Nelson & Lawless
    18685 Main St., #175
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  3. Re: Barely Got Out With Our Lives
    Thank God your daughter, boyfriend and toddler escaped the flames of mobile home hell.

    You have a claim for breach of contract and negligence claim for damages. Based upon the facts, it sounds like the landlord had adequate notice of the defects. If you would like a free consultation, please give my office a call.

    David Lupoff
    Law Offices of David B. Lupoff
    15915 Ventura Blvd. Penthouse 4
    Encino, CA 91436

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