If you are a tenant in Maryland, there is a very good chance you have a solid relationship with your landlord. When something goes wrong, it is your landlord’s job to address the problem as soon as possible. If your landlord fails to do so and you are injured as a result, you may be looking into financial compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common contributors to apartment accidents?
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 as it should, tenants may suffer from severe slip-and-fall injuries.
Snow and ice injuries: Your landlord must have all walkways sufficiently cleared within a legal window of time. If you are injured because your landlord failed to do so, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation.
How do I receive compensation if I am injured in a Maryland accident?
Generally, you will be entitled to financial compensation of you can prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, you will have to prove that your landlord either knew, or should have known about a present safety hazard, failed to investigate or fix the problem, and you were injured as a result. Some of the evidence you and your attorney may recover is security camera footage, medical documents, witness statements, and more. Do not let selfish insurance companies take advantage of your situation and deny you of the financial compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced attorney today to learn more about your legal options.
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The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.