There are very many beautiful, well-kept apartments across the state of New Jersey. In part, these places are ideal to rent because of their responsible, honest landlords and property owners. However, when landlords do not exercise the acceptable amount of care, tenants can become injured. If you were injured in an apartment accident, you must continue reading to learn more about how our experienced New Jersey premises liability attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
How do apartment accidents happen?
Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents can include damaged flooring, faulty stairwells, insufficient lighting in apartment complexes and walkways, unclean apartment pools, asbestos or mold present, faulty or missing smoke/carbon monoxide alarms, and more.
Can I sue a landlord for my injuries?
Fortunately, the state of New Jersey allows those injured in apartment accidents to hold their landlords accountable. However, you will need an experienced attorney on your side who is capable of proving that your landlord either knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe apartment conditions, failed to address them within a reasonable amount of time, and that you were injured as a result. To do so, your attorney will work to collect various forms of valuable evidence including pictures or videos of the accident and the safety hazard that caused the accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, police reports of the incident, and more.
After you file your claim, we ask that you be very careful about posting on your social media accounts. Insurance companies will not go down without a fight, and if monitoring your accounts to see if you post anything that contradicts your claim is what it takes, they’ll do it. If you post anything questionable, they may use it against you, even if they have to take it out of context.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to take legal action against the negligent party that caused the accident, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. Since in New Jersey, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is two years, you are granted two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. Generally, the sooner you bring your case to our attorneys’ attention, the better. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
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.