Apartment accidents can be serious. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of our Montgomery County, PA slip and fall injury attorneys. Our legal team is on your side.
How do apartment accidents occur in Pennsylvania?
There are a number of different ways that apartment accidents happen. However, most of them are a direct result of landlord negligence. This is because landlords have a duty to ensure that their property is properly maintained and kept safe for their tenants and visitors. In the event that a landlord does not have a safe property and someone is injured as a result, the landlord may be held liable. Some of the most typical ways apartment accidents happen include:
- Mold or asbestos
- Dangerous stairwells
- Faulty smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
- Apartment pools without necessary boundaries or safety measures
- Poor lighting
What steps should I take after my apartment accident injury?
If you would like to pursue legal action after an apartment injury, you will need to collect as much evidence as possible pointing to your landlord’s negligence in order to successfully win the compensation you need to heal. 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 dangerous conditions that induced your injury.
- Collect contact information from any witnesses to the case or other tenants that can verify the unsafe apartment conditions.
- Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are sufficiently treated. Ask your doctor to supply you with medical documentation outlining the severity and origin of your injuries.
- Hire the services of one of our experienced Montgomery County, PA personal injury attorneys that can assist you to gather more proof for your case, including security camera footage, police reports, or other information that you may not be able to acquire on your own.
How long do I have to file my apartment accident claim in Pennsylvania?
Keep in mind that personal injury claims are time-sensitive in Pennsylvania. This is because there is a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident for most personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your apartment accident within two years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to file the claim entirely and receive the compensation you need to move forward.
It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how our committed attorneys can help you. Our legal team is here to ensure that you meet each important deadline.
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