How Do Apartment Accidents Occur in Maryland?

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Apartment accidents can happen for a number of different reasons. Continue reading and give our skilled personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County a call to discuss your options. Below are some common questions you may have:

How do apartment accidents occur in Maryland?

There are a number of ways that apartment accidents can occur, however, in many cases, the causes of these accidents are because of landlord or property owner negligence. The following are most common causes of apartment accidents that our firm has seen:

  • Inadequately lit parking lots
  • Failure to install smoke alarms
  • Failure to install carbon monoxide detectors
  • Failure to ensure stairways are safe
  • Failing to clear snow, ice, or other weather-related hazards
  • Hazardous apartment sidewalks

What steps should I take after an apartment accident injury?

If you were injured as a result of an apartment injury and would like to pursue legal action, it is important that you take certain measures to bolster the chances of having a successful claim. You will want to take the following steps after sustaining injuries in an apartment accident:

  • Call 911 and inform the authorities and pursue medical attention right away.
    • The police will be able to document the accident and file a police report.
  • After you have been treated medically, gather the medical documentation connecting to your treatment.
  • Inform your landlord of your accident.
  • Take pictures and videos of the scene of your accident.
  • Take pictures of your injuries.
  • Gather any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.

Hire the services of a skilled personal injury attorney who will work to fulfill the burden of proof to retrieve the compensation you need to heal and move forward with your life. A skilled attorney will also work to obtain further evidence of your accident to sustain your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it occurred.

What is the statute of limitations for apartment accident claims in Maryland?

Keep in mind that personal injury claims in Maryland are time-sensitive. This is because the state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims of three years. This implies that you will have three years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the negligent landlord who is liable for the damages you obtained. It is important to recognize that the failure to file your claim within this period can cause you to be permanently banned from pursuing legal action. To start this process right away, reach out to our skilled personal injury attorney today to examine the next steps you will take. Our legal team is here to ensure that you file your claim in abidance with your claim’s important deadlines.

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