In New Jersey, property owners have a legal responsibility to keep the premises safe for guests and occupants at all times. If a landlord does not maintain the property, serious accidents can occur. If you have been injured in an apartment accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about apartment accidents in New Jersey, how they occur, and what to do in the event of an injury.
How Do Apartment Accidents Occur?
Apartment buildings need to be properly maintained at all times to keep occupants safe. If a property is not properly maintained, serious accidents can occur. Many of these accidents are due to landlord negligence. Some forms of negligence may include:
- Insufficient lighting
- Unsafe pools
- Broken/missing carbon monoxide or smoke detectors
- Tripping hazards
- Mold and asbestos
- Elevator accidents
What Should I do if I am Injured in an Apartment Accident?
If an accident occurs, there are some important steps to take:
- Call 911: The police can call an ambulance to the scene of the accident, file an accident report, and more.
- Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw your accident occur, ask for their name and phone number. They may be able to corroborate your version of events.
- Document the scene: Make sure to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident, documenting the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
- Seek medical attention: Go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after the accident. This will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney: An attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an apartment accident in New Jersey, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
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