What You Should Know About Apartment Accidents in New Jersey

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The majority of us will feel safe and content in our own homes. Unfortunately, the risk of injury or wrongful death does not go away. Apartment buildings in the state of New Jersey could host any number of dangerous liabilities to even the most alert of residents. If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence and need help determining who is responsible according to New Jersey’s personal injury laws, please read on, then contact an experienced Morris County slip and fall attorney to learn what you should know about apartment accidents in New Jersey.

Who is liable for apartment accidents in New Jersey?

Apartment owners are only responsible for accidents and injuries that happen in certain areas of their properties, whereas most property owners are responsible for the injuries incurred on their premises. By law, your landlord must keep the portions of the premises over which he or she has control in a reasonably safe condition. They open themselves to liability issues if they fail to keep these areas properly maintained and tenants sustain serious injuries.

What can you hold responsible parties liable for in New Jersey apartment accidents?

If you have sustained any of the following injuries, you may have a good personal injury case:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and/or dental injuries, such as cracked or lost teeth
  • Scarring and deformities
  • Tears and ruptures

Generally, apartment accidents stem from the following unsafe conditions:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Damaged flooring
  • Apartment pools
  • Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Staircases in disrepair

In order to determine who you can hold accountable and for what, you should reach out to a skilled Morris County personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a Morris County personal injury attorney help you?

A Morris County personal injury attorney will have a better understanding of New Jersey’s premises liability laws and how they may or may not pertain to your case. He or she will be able to give you a more accurate assessment of your case, including an honest discussion of its strengths and weaknesses and how likely it is you will go to trial. You can take nothing for granted, but having a qualified legal representative fighting for you can lead to a more satisfactory outcome. These cases can languish. Do not let yours be one of them. Give us a call today.


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 Lutz Injury Law today.

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