Most people trust that the apartments they rent will be safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Apartment accidents are common and are often the result of landlord negligence. If you were injured in an apartment due to the negligence of your landlord, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our firm today to speak with our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys. We are dedicated to ensuring you win the compensation you deserve.
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey?
There are many ways apartment accidents can happen. The most common cause is landlord negligence. Landlords have a duty to make sure that their properties are safe for their tenants and visitors. If they do not do this and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable. The most common ways apartments occur through landlord negligence include the following:
- Unsafe stairwells
- Defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
- Mold or asbestos
- Inadequate lighting
- Apartment pools without necessary boundaries or safety measures
What should I do if I was injured in an apartment accident?
If you would like to pursue legal action after you were injured in an apartment, it is crucial that you collect as much evidence as possible to increase your chances of recovering compensation. If you are able, take the following steps after your accident:
- Call 911 – The police will dispatch an ambulance and file an accident report.
- Capture photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the dangerous conditions that caused your injury.
- Gather contact information from any witnesses to the case or other tenants that can confirm the unsafe apartment conditions.
- Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor to provide you with medical documentation outlining the severity and origin of your injuries.
- Retain the services of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney that can help you gather more evidence for your case. This evidence can involve security camera footage, police reports, or other information that you may not have access to.
How long do I have to file an apartment accident claim in New Jersey?
The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This means that if you do not file your personal injury claim within two years from the time you were injured, you will likely lose the chance to pursue legal damages and win the compensation you deserve.
Contact our firm today if you were injured in an apartment. Our legal team will help you navigate through the claims process and ensure that you are meeting all of your deadlines.
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