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What to Do Following an Apartment Accident in New Jersey

Being injured in an apartment accident may mean that you are seeking to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. Continue reading to learn the steps to take following an apartment accident that will increase your chances of filing a successful claim. Give our knowledgeable personal injury attorney a call today to get started.

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

The most common causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey are typically forms of negligence, often by the landlord of the apartment complex. The following are the most common causes of apartment accidents:

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

What should I do following an apartment accident?

Take the following steps after an apartment accident to protect yourself and your future personal injury claim:

  1. Alert the authorities who will be able to bring medical attention to the scene of your accident. Seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The police will also be able to document the accident by conducting a police report. 
  2. Collect the medical documentation relating to your treatment. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries. 
  3. Notify your landlord of your accident as soon as possible. 
  4. Take photos and videos of the scene of your accident. 
  5. Take photos of your injuries.
  6. If there were any witnesses to your apartment accident, collect their contact information including their name, phone number, and email address. 
  7. Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. An attorney will also work to recover further evidence to support your claim.

How long will I have to take legal action against my landlord after an apartment accident?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is generally two years. This means that, from the date of your accident, you will have two years to take legal action against the negligent landlord responsible for the damages you sustained. It is important to understand that if you fail to file your claim within this period of time, you may risk being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you take legal action, the better. To get started with this process, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call 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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