When you move into an apartment, you trust that your landlord will keep the property maintained. But, this is not always the case. If something is overlooked, serious accidents can occur, causing tenants to sustain life-altering injuries. Read on to learn more about apartment accidents in Maryland.
Common Causes of Apartment Accidents
If a property owner does not keep the premises maintained at all times, serious accidents can occur. Most of these accidents are due to:
Insufficient lighting: When a landlord fails to ensure his or her properly is sufficiently lit, tenants may not see oncoming safety hazards and get injured as a result.
Defective smoke or carbon monoxide alarms: When a tenant is injured or killed due to a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning because the landlord neglected to ensure the appropriate alarms were in working condition, victims or their family will most likely be entitled to financial compensation.
Neglected playgrounds: This is an especially big concern for children, as they can be injured due to faulty or poorly maintained playground equipment. When children enter these potentially hazardous playgrounds, they may end up with tetanus or dangerous cuts and gashes.
Apartment pools: Landlords must ensure they have all proper covers, barriers, and fences installed in and around the pool area.
Falling debris: Sometimes, falling objects such as loose ceiling tiles can leave tenants with serious head and neck injuries.
Improperly secured shower doors: When a shower door is not working
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. To do this, you should be sure to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Be sure to document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, you should go to the hospital immediately after your accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents before leaving. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence, you will need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney.
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The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.