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What to Know About Apartment Accidents in New Jersey

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Apartment accidents occur more frequently than we may think. While there are many different ways you can get injured in an apartment, the biggest reason is landlord negligence. If you were injured in an apartment due to the error of a landlord, do not hesitate to contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss your options. Our firm is dedicated to walking you through the claims process and winning you the compensation you deserve.

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in New Jersey?

There are numerous different types of apartment accidents. Though, the most common cause is a negligent landlord. All landlords are responsible for ensuring that their property is properly maintained and safe for their tenants. If a landlord fails this obligation, and a serious injury occurs as a result, then the landlord may be held accountable. Some of the most typical kinds of apartment accidents include the following:

  • Damaged flooring: Protruding nails, loose floorboards, and ripped carpeting are all common causes of apartment accidents.
  • Apartment pools: If negligent pool owners ignore their duty to install all necessary boundaries, fences, and take other basic safety measures, people are oftentimes injured as a result. Landlords should regularly have “wet floor” and other hazard warning signs available.
  • Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors: Landlords should always ensure that their tenants have working alert systems because if they do not, people can get seriously hurt.
  • Inadequate lighting: If a landlord fails to keep his or her premises well-lit, tenants can trip and fall over cracked pavement, potholes, or other safety hazards that they would have otherwise been able to avoid.
  • Poor weather conditions: If you slipped and fell due to a landlord who disregarded his or her obligations to removing snow, ice, and other safety hazards within the legally admissible timeframe, there is a high chance you will be entitled to receive financial compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result of your injuries.

How long do I have to pursue legal action?

The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for all personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your apartment accident claim within two years from the date of your injury, you will likely lose the opportunity to file a claim and win the compensation you deserve.

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to file your claim. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury law firm to discuss your options.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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