Apartment accidents can leave individuals with life-long physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were injured as a result of your landlord’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case and to earn about your options. At Brown Law, we are committed to ensuring you win the compensation you deserve.
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey?
There are several different kinds of apartment accidents. However, the most common is a negligent landlord. A landlord has an obligation to ensure that their property is properly maintained and safe for their tenants. If a landlord fails this duty, and a severe injury occurs as a result, then the landlord may be held liable. Some of the most common kinds of apartment accidents include the following:
- Inadequate lighting: If a landlord fails to keep his or her premises well-lit, tenants could trip and fall over cracked pavement, potholes, or other safety hazards that they would have otherwise been able to avoid.
- Poor weather conditions: If you slipped and fell due to a landlord who ignored his or her responsibilities to remove snow, ice, and other safety hazards within the legally acceptable timeframe, there is a great chance you will be qualified to receive financial compensation.
- Damaged flooring: Protruding nails, loose floorboards, and ripped carpeting are all typical 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 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 guarantee that 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 usually have a valid personal injury claim.
How long do I have to pursue legal action?
If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover compensation, you will need to file your claim promptly. In New Jersey, there is a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This means that if you fail to file your legal claim within two years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
Reach out to our firm to file your claim as soon as possible. Our legal team is prepared to ensure you are filing on time.
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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.