“Is My Landlord Responsible for My Injury?” Here’s What You Should Know.

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Apartment accidents are, unfortunately, not rare. In some cases, apartment accidents are caused by dangerous property conditions. If you’ve been hurt and the accident wasn’t your fault, you’re most likely seeking legal recourse. Read on and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County to learn more about whether you can hold your landlord responsible for your injury in Maryland. Here are some of the questions you may have:

I was hurt in my apartment. Is my landlord responsible for my injury?

Whether you have a valid premises liability claim depends on the circumstances of your accident. For example, if you were hurt because of the failure to remove snow/ice hazards, dangerous apartment elevators or stairwells, unsafe drinking water, or another dangerous property condition, you should have a claim. To win a premises liability claim, you will have to prove the following:

  • The property was unsafe in some way.
  • Your landlord was aware of the unsafe property conditions, or should have been.
  • You were hurt as a direct result of the unsafe property conditions.
  • You incurred significant damages as a result.

Ultimately, it’s always best to retain legal counsel before bringing a personal injury claim. Our Baltimore County slip and fall attorneys are here to assess the circumstances of your injury, determine whether you have a claim, and pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. This compensation should cover the cost of your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

How long can I wait to sue someone for an injury in Maryland?

Typically, in Maryland, injured parties will have three years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party. This is in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than three years from the date your accident happened will most likely result in you being barred from suing. Additionally, the longer you wait to bring a claim, the harder it will be to prove that your injury was caused directly by something you allege happened months or years ago. We are ready to help you today–give the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi a call to schedule your free case evaluation with our compassionate and experienced legal team.


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.

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