Apartment Accident Attorneys in West Orange, NJ
Many people in the state of New Jersey live in apartments. This is a great housing option for people who do not want to take care of a lot of space and can call their landlord whenever an issue arises. Landlords are responsible for making sure the apartment building and property is safe for tenants and visitors alike. However, this is not always the case. When a landlord is negligent, someone can become seriously injured and face a lifetime of burdens. If you have been seriously injured in an apartment accident, be sure to take your legal options into consideration. The team at Brown Law, LLC can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to after being hurt in an apartment. To discuss your situation with a quality legal team, contact Brown Law, LLC today.
Types of Apartment Accidents
Premises liability is essentially a legal theory that states that property owners may be liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. Landlords and/or superintendents have a responsibility to ensure their property is safe for employees, residents, and guests. Accidents and injuries can occur if a property owner or landlord fails to keep the property safe. For example, a landlord or property owner may be liable for injuries a person sustains if the property owner failed to remove snow from a sidewalk or apply salt to an icy walkway. Some of the most common accidents that occur in apartments are as follows:
- Faulty stairways: When an individual walks up or down a staircase, they may not think they should watch their every step. However, if there is a loose stair or railing, a person can become seriously injured. If a landlord fails to remedy this issue within a reasonable period of time, they may be held liable.
- Sidewalks and Parking Lots: Property owners have a responsibility to make sure that the parking lots and sidewalks that are part of their property, are maintained by the owner, landlord or property management. Someone may become seriously injured if an owner or property manager fails to fix a hazard on the property. Some examples of sidewalk/parking lot issues include potholes or snow/ice during winter months.
- Fitness center equipment: Many apartment complexes have wonderful amenities such as fitness centers and swimming pools. Residents hope that these machines are maintained, kept up to code, and regularly inspected for safety. If property owners are not diligent in their upkeep of amenities or amenity services, a tenant, guest, or employee may be injured.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by your landlord’s negligence, we are here to help. You may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages that can help you reduce some of the burdens caused by the accident. Compensation may be recovered for your medical expenses, lost wages, other out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Contact a New Jersey Accident Attorney
Tenants rely on their landlords to keep the apartment and apartment grounds safe from any dangerous conditions. An accident is bound to happen if a landlord ignores notifications stating that there are hazardous conditions. If you were injured due to a landlord’s negligence, we are here to help. Contact the legal team at Brown Law, LLC today to discuss your case.