Steps to Take Following an Apartment Accident in Maryland

Steps to Take Following an Apartment Accident in Maryland

If you have been injured in an apartment accident due to the negligence of your landlord, you may be looking to recover compensation for your damages. To learn how you can take legal action against your negligent landlord, continue reading, and reach out to our personal injury attorney. Contact our firm if you have any further questions regarding this process.

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in Maryland?

The most common causes of apartment accidents are typically forms of negligence. The following are the most common causes of apartment accidents that could result in severe injuries:

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

What should I do following an apartment accident?

Take the following steps after sustaining injuries in an apartment accident:

  1. Alert the authorities and seek medical attention immediately.
    • The police will be able to document the accident in a police report.¬†
  2. After you have been treated medically, collect the medical documentation relating to your treatment. 
  3. Notify your landlord of your accident. 
  4. Take photos and videos of the scene of your accident. 
  5. Take photos of your injuries.
  6. Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address. 
  7. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. An experienced attorney will also work to recover further evidence of your accident to support your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.  

How long will I have to take legal action against my landlord after an apartment accident?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent landlord who is responsible for the damages you sustained. It is important to understand that failure to file your claim within this period of time can result in you being permanently barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss the next steps you will take. Contact our firm to schedule your initial consultation. We are here to help.

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.

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