If someone slips and falls in an apartment complex, someone should be held responsible for causing their injuries. Sometimes it is not so easy to figure out who is to blame for the dangerous conditions that led to a fall though. So if you get hurt at an apartment complex, you may want to talk to our Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorneys.
When Can Someone Be Sued Over an Apartment Complex Slip and Fall?
When you are lawfully present on a property, there is an expectation that the property is going to be safe. Whether you are a tenant, a visitor, or a delivery driver dropping off some food, you should not have to deal with dangerous conditions that could cause you to fall down and get injured.
There are all kinds of potential dangers that could be present in an apartment complex. Poorly maintained walkways, snow and ice, construction debris, and leaky pipes can all cause slipping hazards. If someone maintains the property knows about a hazard and does nothing to fix it, then they should be held responsible when someone gets hurt.
Who Should Be Held Responsible if You Get Hurt in an Apartment Complex?
Now, who is actually in charge of the property can vary. An obvious culprit is the landlord. However, some landlords actually contract out much of their property maintenance work. So the company that they hired could actually be the liable party here. A lawyer from our firm can help you figure out who needs to be sued for damages.
What Are Some Common Injuries in Apartment Complex Accidents?
Injuries from a slip and fall can be minor, but they can also be extremely serious. This is especially true for older accident victims who can more easily break their hips and cause lasting damage. Injuries common in apartment complex slip and falls include:
- Sprains and fractures
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries, like concussions
- Joint and nerve damage
If you get injured in a slip and fall, take pictures of the surrounding area if you can. Then get your injuries treated right away and keep any copies of your bills. This can all help you case later.
How Long Do I Have to Pursue Damages After an Apartment Complex Accident?
When you get hurt in an accident, it is in your best interest to act quickly. Talking to a lawyer and beginning the legal process can make it easier to build a case. You also avoid running out of time to sue. The statute of limitations gives you two years to take action in New Jersey. Do not miss your chance to pursue compensation.
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
So if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and you believe that someone else’s negligence is to blame, then contact the Wilton Law Firm. We can schedule a consultation and take a closer look at your case. It’s time to learn more about your legal options.