Fortunately, Maryland is home to some of the nicest apartment complexes in the country. However, if you have been injured in an apartment accident, you most likely feel hurt and betrayed, as there is nothing more unsettling than being unsafe in your own home. Please read on and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can guide you through the legal process going forward:
What causes apartment accidents?
Apartment accidents are, at times, unavoidable, however, they are most commonly caused by a negligent landlord or property owner. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents can include defective or missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, loose balconies, unsafe apartment pool conditions, dangerous staircases, inadequate lighting, especially in complex parking lots and walkways, damaged flooring, and more.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after an apartment accident?
To win financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. In this case, since you are suing a landlord, you are most likely filing what is known as a premises liability lawsuit. This essentially means that as long as you can demonstrate that the landlord or property owner either knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard, failed to repair it, and you were injured as a result, you should be entitled to compensation.
There are various types of evidence your attorney will work to recover when proving your claim, including security camera or surveillance footage of the accident, medical documents, police reports, witness testimony, and more. Do not wait to hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process. We are ready to fight for your rights.
How long do I have to sue a negligent landlord?
In Maryland, individuals have a set timeframe to sue another party after an accident. This limit is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent party. If you put off filing and wait too long, you will be denied your right to compensation, which is why it is always best to take action sooner, rather than later. Our firm is here to help–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
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.