What to do After Sustaining an Injury in an Apartment Accident

New Jersey is home to several wonderful apartment complexes. Unfortunately, if you are someone with a careless landlord, you may find yourself in a serious accident. Since landlords are responsible for ensuring their property is safe for all tenants and visitors, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the personal injury claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents are caused by several different factors, however, they can generally be traced back to a negligent landlord. Some examples of unsafe apartment conditions can include loose or damaged flooring, broken staircases or defective railings, defunct or missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, insufficient lighting in apartment complex parking lots, failure to remove snow, ice, and other weather-related hazards, and more.

How do I sue a negligent landlord?

To sue a negligent landlord, you will have to hire an experienced attorney who can prove that the landlord either knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard present, failed to fix it, and that you were injured as a result. Unfortunately, this is oftentimes easier said than done, so it is always best to hire an attorney with a successful track record in helping individuals recover the compensation they need. To prove your personal injury claim, your attorney will work to obtain several types of crucial evidence, including surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused you harm, medical documents, police reports, witness statements verifying your premises liability claim, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New Jersey?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place regarding premises liability claims. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years, which means that you are granted two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent landlord. Though two years may sound like you have a lot of time, the sooner you bring your case to our attention, the better. We are ready to begin fighting for the compensation you deserve–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.