Many people reside in apartment buildings in New Jersey. Unfortunately, apartment accidents occur often and are typically the result of a negligent landlord. If you were injured as a result of another’s negligence, contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about your options.
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey?
Apartment accidents can happen in a multitude of ways. However, it is important to note that one of the most common causes is a result of landlord negligence. Some examples of typical causes of apartment injuries include the following:
- Defective or missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
- Harmful molds or asbestos in the air
- Damaged flooring, stairways, or balconies
- Insufficiently lit parking lots
Can I pursue legal action after an apartment accident?
If you were injured in an apartment accident, you will need to meet the burden of proof. In other words, you will need to prove that your injury was an immediate result of a landlord or property owner’s negligence. To bolster your chances of fulfilling your burden of proof, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can support you and your rights. Try and take the following steps immediately after the accident if you are able:
- Call 911 – The police will file an accident report and will dispatch an ambulance.
- Collect contact information from any witnesses to your accident. They may be able to verify the events leading up to your accident.
- Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the cause of your injuries.
- Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor for medical documents outlining the severity and origin of your injuries.
- Hire a skilled and dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorney that can collect additional evidence that could be key to your personal injury claim. For example, your attorney may be able to get a hold of security camera footage.
How long do I have to file my personal injury claim in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you fail to file your personal injury claim within two years from the date of your apartment accident, you will lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to file your claim today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you ensure you are meeting every deadline.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an 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!