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Apartment Accidents in New Jersey | Your Legal Options

Apartment accidents can have serious physical and emotional consequences to those injured. Reach out to our firm today to speak with a dedicated Woodbridge, NJ slip & fall attorney.

What are the most common kinds of apartment accidents in New Jersey?

There are a number of different causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey. The majority of them are the result of negligence, either by the landlord of the apartment complex. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents include the following:

  • Failure to install carbon monoxide detectors
  • Failure to ensure stairways are safe
  • Failure to install smoke alarms
  • Failing to remove snow, ice, or other weather-related hazards
  • Poorly lit parking lots
  • Unsafe apartment sidewalks

What steps should I take after my apartment accident?

If you would like to pursue legal action after an apartment injury, it is important that you take the following steps to help yourself and your prospective personal injury claim:

  • Call 911 – the police will be able to bring medical attention to the scene of your accident. It is important that you seek medical assistance as soon as you can.
  • The police will also be able to document the accident by executing a police report.
  • Gather the medical documentation relating to your treatment. These documents should state the date, time, and origin/severity of your injuries.
  • Inform your landlord of your accident as soon as you can.
  • Take photos and videos of your injuries and the scene of your accident.
  • If there were any witnesses to your apartment accident, gather their contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
  • Reach out to our firm to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney who will work to fulfill the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. An attorney will also be able to obtain additional evidence to help your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for apartment accidents in New Jersey?

It is important to recognize that the state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations for all personal injury claims. Essentially, you will have two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the negligent landlord responsible for the damages you sustained. It is important to keep in mind that if you fail to file your claim within this period of time, you may risk being permanently banned from filing this claim entirely. Because of this, you should act as fast as possible. To begin this process, reach out to our experienced Middlesex County, NJ personal injury attorney today.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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