What to Know About Apartment Accidents in New Jersey

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Apartment accidents are more common than many may think. There are many causes to them, but typically, they are the result of landlord negligence. If you were injured as a result of a landlord’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages. Contact our firm today to learn more about this process and how we can help. Our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys are dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

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

Apartment accidents can occur in a number of different ways. Though, the most common cause is a negligent landlord. All landlords are responsible for ensuring that their property is properly maintained and safe for their tenants. If a landlord fails this obligation, and a serious injury occurs as a result, then the landlord may be held liable. Some of the most typical kinds of apartment accidents include the following:

  • Damaged flooring: Protruding nails, loose floorboards, and ripped carpeting are all common causes of apartment accidents.
  • Apartment pools: If negligent pool owners ignore their duty to install all necessary boundaries, fences, and take other basic safety measures, people are oftentimes injured as a result. Landlords should regularly have “wet floor” and other hazard warning signs available.
  • Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors: Landlords should always ensure that their tenants have working alert systems because if they do not, people can get seriously hurt.
  • Inadequate lighting: If a landlord fails to keep his or her premises well-lit, tenants can trip and fall over cracked pavement, potholes, or other safety hazards that they would have otherwise been able to avoid.
  • Poor weather conditions: If you slipped and fell due to a landlord who disregarded his or her obligations to removing snow, ice, and other safety hazards within the legally admissible timeframe, there is a high chance you will be entitled to receive financial compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result of your injuries.

How long do I have to pursue legal action?

It is important to understand that personal injury claims are time-sensitive. The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for all personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your apartment accident claim within two years from the date of your injury, you will likely lose the chance to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact our skilled New Jersey firm today to get started on your case. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that you have promptly met all of your deadlines.


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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