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Apartment accidents are serious in New Jersey. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of one of our experienced Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorneys today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you deserve.

How do apartment accidents occur in New Jersey?

Apartment accidents can occur as a result of many different factors. However, the majority of them are a direct result of landlord negligence. In fact, landlords have a responsibility to assure that their property is adequately maintained and kept safe for their tenants and visitors. In the event that a landlord fails their duty and someone is injured as a result, the landlord may be held accountable. Some of the most common ways apartment accidents can occur include the following:

  • Hazardous stairwells
  • Mold or asbestos
  • Defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Apartment pools without necessary boundaries or safety measures
  • Inadequate lighting

What steps should I take after my apartment accident injury?

If you were hurt in an apartment and would like to pursue legal action, you will need to gather evidence pointing to the landlord’s negligence in order to increase your chances of recovering compensation. If you can, take the following steps after your accident:

  • Call 911 – The police will send an ambulance and file an accident report.
  • Take pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, including the hazardous 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 adequately treated. Ask your doctor to provide you with medical documentation summarizing the severity and origin of your injuries.
  • Hire the services of one of our skilled Monmouth County personal injury attorneys that can help you collect more proof for your case, including security camera footage, police reports, or other information that you may not be able to obtain on your own.

How long do I have to file my apartment accident claim in New Jersey?

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive in New Jersey. This is because the state has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident for most personal injury claims. This suggests that if you fail to file your apartment accident within two years from the date of your accident, you will likely miss out on the ability to file the claim entirely and obtain the compensation you need to heal.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how our dedicated attorneys can best serve you. Our legal team will make sure you meet every important deadline.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.