If you have a landlord and you are injured in your home, you may be wondering who is responsible for your injuries. Read on to learn more about apartment injuries in New Jersey.
Common Causes of Apartment Accidents?
If apartments are not properly maintained, serious injuries can occur. Some of the most common injuries are due to:
- Inadequate lighting: When a landlord fails to keep his or her premises well-lit, tenants may trip and fall over the cracked pavement, potholes, or other safety hazards that they may have otherwise avoided.
- Poor weather conditions: If you slipped and fell due to a landlord who neglected his or her duties to remove snow, ice, and other safety hazards within the legally acceptable timeframe, there is a good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
- Damaged flooring: Protruding nails, loose floorboards, and torn carpeting are all common causes of apartment accidents.
- Apartment pools: When negligent pool owners fail to install all necessary barriers, fences, and take other necessary safety measures, people are very often injured as a result. Landlords should always have “wet floor” and other hazard warning signs on hand.
- Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors: Landlords should always ensure their tenants have working alert systems because when they do not, people can be seriously injured.
- Staircases in disrepair: If a handrail is not properly installed or secured, it may break loose from its fittings. Those who have been injured as a result will generally have a valid personal injury claim.
Who is Responsible for an Apartment Accident?
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their properties safe for tenants and visitors. If the property is not properly maintained at all times, serious accidents can occur. If you are injured due to the negligence of your landlord, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. In order to do so, it is important to take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your injury to occur. Additionally, make sure to go to the hospital immediately after your accident occurs. This will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injury. Make sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
If you have been injured in an apartment accident, contact our firm today to speak with an experienced attorney.
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We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.