There are many people in the state of New Jersey who live in apartment buildings. In doing so, they trust that the landlords and owners of the building will take care of the grounds they own so that it is safe to live in. However, there are many cases in which landlords are negligent and fail to do so. This can cause certain hazards to arise that can threaten the safety of those who live there, such as defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, unsafe stairwells, mold/asbestos, and more. When this happens, those who become injured can pursue legal action with the help of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.
What do I do After an Apartment Accident?
When a person becomes injured at the expense of their negligent landlord, they can file a personal injury claim. In doing so, they are required to prove negligence with evidence that shows the landlord knew, or should have known about the hazardous conditions and failed to fix it, thus causing the accident. Evidence that can be used in court to help a claim can consist of medical documentation of the injuries, pictures or video of the hazard, witness testimonies, and more.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
When an accident happens, the injured party should not wait too long to file a personal injury claim if they want to pursue legal action. This is because there is a statute of limitations, a deadline that the injured party is required to file by in order to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. If they fail to meet the deadline, they can lose their opportunity to pursue legal action entirely. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!