Apartment accidents can have many causes, but landlord negligence is the most common. If you were injured in your apartment as a result of your landlord’s failure to keep the property safe, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our firm today to speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys. At the Wilton Law Firm, we are committed to helping you feel whole again.
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey?
There are many different ways apartment accidents can occur however, one of the most common is landlord negligence. Landlords have a duty to ensure that their property is properly maintained and safe for their tenants and visitors. If a landlord fails their duty to do this and someone is injured as a result, the landlord may be held liable. Some of the most common ways apartment accidents can happen include the following:
- Defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
- Unsafe stairwells
- Mold or asbestos
- Apartment pools without necessary boundaries or safety measures
- Inadequate lighting
What should I do if I was injured in an apartment accident?
If you were injured in an apartment and would like to pursue legal action, it is crucial that you gather as much evidence as possible to bolster 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.
- Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the dangerous conditions that caused your injury.
- Collect 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 for all personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your apartment accident within two years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the chance to recover the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to file your claim. Our firm can help ensure that you have punctually met all of your deadlines.
CONTACT OUR FIRM
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.