Apartment Accidents in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

There are few things more unsettling than feeling unsafe in your own home. However, many people are victims of landlord negligence every year, and if you are someone who has recently sustained an injury in your apartment due to the negligence of your landlord, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our seasoned New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about apartment accidents and what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents can happen for a wide array of reasons, though in most cases, they occur because of a landlord’s failure to ensure their apartments are safe for tenants to rent out. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents include failing to install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, failing to inspect the flooring and balconies to ensure they are stable, failing to ensure the air quality is clean, and more. If your landlord failed to take the aforementioned precautions and you were injured as a result, you most likely qualify for compensation.

Can I sue my landlord for an apartment accident?

As long as you can prove that your landlord knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were significantly injured and incurred damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you will win your personal injury claim. Our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys will work to uncover various forms of evidence, including pictures of the unsafe condition, police reports, medical documents, witness testimony, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?

If you are injured in an apartment accident and you are looking to sue your landlord, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, you will, generally have two years from the date of your accident to sue the negligent landlord for your injuries. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–if you wait past the two-year mark, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. Do not make this mistake. We are here to assist you.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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