New Jersey tenants are entitled to a safe, hazard-free living environment. Fortunately, most landlords and property owners are responsible and have their priorities straight. However, there are times where a landlord neglects his or her duties and tenants are injured as a result. If you were injured in an apartment accident, you are most likely looking into financial compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the questions you may have about the process going forward:
What are some of the most common causes of apartment accidents?
Some of the most common causes of New Jersey apartment accidents are as follows:
- Inadequate lighting: People are very often injured when landlords fail to provide their tenants with sufficient lighting. Insufficient lighting very often leads to slip-and-fall injuries because tenants do not see potential safety hazards before it is too late.
- Electrocutions: These very often occur when a landlord fails to ensure that all electrical sockets are properly grounded. This sometimes results in fires and can lead to wrongful death.
- Damaged flooring: Nails sticking up out of the ground, loose floorboards, and more all present significant safety hazards to tenants across New Jersey. Crawling children are especially at risk when it comes to damaged flooring.
- Snow or other inclement weather conditions: Landlords generally clear walkways and other potential safety hazards due to ice or other inclement weather conditions. However, when they do not, it is clear how these conditions very often result in slip-and-fall accidents.
- Improperly maintained playgrounds: Children and adults are at risk of hand, finger, head and neck injuries when a playground is not properly maintained. Tetanus is also very often the result of an improperly maintained playground.
- Falling objects: When an apartment has rusted overhead light fixtures, loose ceiling tiles, and other neglected building conditions, there is a strong chance a tenant can be injured by a piece of falling debris.
How do I recover compensation following an apartment accident?
To recover compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney who is more than familiar with the personal injury claim process. A knowledgeable attorney will help you recover all the necessary evidence to help prove your personal injury claim. The compensation you receive may be used to cover the cost of medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Do not wait, and do not let the insurance companies take advantage of your situation. Look to us for help.
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