Apartment Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

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Apartment accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of one of our experienced Essex County slip and fall accident attorneys today. Our legal team is on your side.

How do apartment accidents occur in New Jersey?

There are a number of different ways that apartment accidents can occur in New Jersey. But, keep in mind that most of them are a result of landlord or property owner negligence. Landlords have a duty to make sure that their property is sufficiently maintained and made safe for their tenants and visitors. If a landlord fails this responsibility and a person is injured as a result, the landlord may be held liable. Some of the most typical ways apartment accidents can occur include:

  • Mold or asbestos
  • Hazardous stairwells
  • Defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Apartment pools without necessary boundaries or safety measures
  • Inadequate lighting

What should I do after my apartment accident injury?

If you would like to pursue legal action after your apartment accident in New Jersey, you will need to obtain as much evidence as possible to satisfy your burden of proof. This means that you will need to gather as much proof as you can that points to your landlord’s negligence. If you are able, take the following steps after your accident:

  • Call 911 – The police will dispatch an ambulance and file an accident report.
  • Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the hazardous conditions that caused your injury.
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses to the case or other tenants that can confirm the unsafe apartment conditions.
  • Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are sufficiently treated. Ask your doctor to supply you with medical documentation recapping the severity and origin of your injuries.
  • Hire the services of one of our skilled Essex County personal injury attorneys that can help you collect more proof for your case, including security camera footage, police reports, or other information that you may not be able to receive on your own.
  • Keep in mind that the state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims. Reach out to our firm today to make sure you do not miss any important deadlines.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.