Landlords are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe for all who inhabit it. Fortunately this is usually the case, however, it is not always the case. If you are someone who has been injured in an apartment accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover from your injuries. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of apartment accidents?
Apartment accidents are most frequently caused by safety hazards that should have been fixed or repaired, and instead, were neglected. Some of the most frequent causes of apartment accidents include damaged flooring, uninstalled or defective smoke alarms, electrocutions due to faulty wiring, insufficient lighting on the apartment grounds, neglecting to clear away all weather-related hazards in a timely fashion, and more.
Can I sue a negligent landlord?
Fortunately, you can, however, you will first need to hire an attorney who is familiar with the personal injury claims process. When you are seeking to hold a landlord responsible for your injuries, you are filing what is known as a premises liability lawsuit. While it may seem fairly easy to prove your claim, the truth is, both your landlord, his attorneys, and his insurance companies will oftentimes do whatever they can to deny you the compensation you truly deserve.
When you hire our firm, you are retaining the services of an experienced legal team who will work to recover crucial evidence, including pictures or photographs of the unsafe apartment conditions, police reports and medical documents, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, witness testimony, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for premises liability lawsuits. Since the statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent landlord for the injuries you have sustained. All too often, people take advantage of the fact that they have an entire two years, however, when they put off filing, they very often end up realizing that they waited too long. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing, which can be detrimental to a speedy recovery. Our firm is ready to help–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.