If you rent an apartment, townhouse, or otherwise, there is a very good chance you rely on your landlord to ensure your building is safe at all times. Fortunately, this is generally the case. However, there are times where landlords breach their duty of care owed to their tenants, and this frequently causes serious injuries as a result. If you have been injured in an apartment accident, read on and reach out to our Maryland personal injury attorneys today. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of apartment complex accidents?
Apartment accidents can occur for many different reasons, however, they are very frequently the result of landlord or property owner negligence. When safety hazards arise, it is the landlord/property owner’s job to fix them in a timely fashion. (This is true when it comes to removing weather-related hazards, fixing leaks, etc.) Similarly, before renting out an apartment to a potential tenant, it is the landlord’s job to ensure that the property passes various safety standards. For example, a landlord must ensure that there are smoke/carbon dioxide detectors installs, that the air is safe to breathe, that the building is fundamentally soundly structured, and more. When landlords fail to take these measures, people can become
What should I do if I am injured in an apartment accident?
If you are injured in an apartment accident, you should call the police, as your health is paramount. From there, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, get the contact information of any witnesses who saw your accident and inform your landlord of the accident. Next, you must retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a premises liability claim on your behalf. Our firm has helped countless individuals over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you.
How long will I have to take legal action against my landlord in Maryland?
If you wish to sue your landlord in Maryland, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which means you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will, unfortunately, be barred from suing. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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