Even if you practice an abundance of caution, you may still be made a victim of an apartment accident. And with this, serious injuries and damages may follow. Read on to discover the most common apartment accident injuries and how a seasoned Morris County slip & fall attorney at Lutz Injury Law can help you recover your damages.
What are the common causes of apartment accidents in the state of New Jersey?
Like any other slip and fall accident, apartment accidents are commonly caused by negligent property owners, or in this case, landlords. Such negligence can be seen when a landlord fails to upkeep the premises and remove potentially hazardous objects. Specific examples are as follows:
- A landlord fails to repair hazardous sidewalks on the apartment’s property.
- A landlord fails to repair hazardous stairways inside and outside the apartment complex.
- A landlord fails to correct inadequate lighting in parking lots on the apartment’s property.
- A landlord fails to repair hazardous pools on the apartment’s property.
- A landlord fails to repair hazardous floors in the apartment units.
- A landlord fails to clear snow, ice, and other weather-related hazards from the apartment’s sidewalks, stairways, and parking lots.
- A landlord fails to install smoke alarms in the apartment units.
- A landlord fails to install carbon monoxide detectors in the apartment units.
What are common apartment accident injuries in New Jersey?
It is an unfortunate truth that you can receive serious injuries in the safety of your own apartment. Injuries that are commonly reported are as follows:
- Cuts and bruises to the skin.
- Scarring and deformities to the skin.
- Sprains and strains to the ligaments.
- Fractures to the bones.
- Tears and ruptures to the organs.
- A herniated disc or any other spinal cord injury.
- A traumatic brain injury.
- A temporomandibular joint dysfunction or any other dental injury.
What should I do if I receive an apartment accident injury?
If you are suffering from injuries and damages after a serious apartment accident, then you should fight for the financial compensation that you require to heal via a personal injury claim.
But before you go through with the claims process, you should first attempt to ask your landlord for compensation via a demand letter. With a demand letter, you must state the following:
- You must explain how your accident occurred.
- You must explain what types of injuries and damages you suffered due to your accident.
- You must request that they help recover your injuries and damages via financial compensation.
If your landlord ignores or denies your request, then this is when you will want to contact a competent Morris County personal injury attorney. We look forward to working with you throughout your personal injury claim proceedings.