What You Should Know About Apartment Accidents in Maryland

All safe, comfortable apartments are only so because they are owned by a responsible landlord. Fortunately, the state of Maryland has many wonderful apartment complexes to live in. However, when landlords fail to exercise the duty of care they owe their tenants, people can become seriously injured. Landlords are legally bound to ensure there are no safety hazards present on their premises. This includes clearing away weather-related hazards, ensuring you have working smoke alarms, and ensuring you have clean air and water. That being said, if you are someone who has recently sustained injuries in an apartment accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Please continue reading and speak with one of our experienced Baltimore personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured in an apartment accident?

After sustaining an apartment accident injury, you should first take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident and ask any witnesses of the accident for your contact information. You should also call the police to ensure they document the incident and send an ambulance that will transport you to the hospital for treatment. Finally, ensure you retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process. To win a Maryland personal injury claim, you will have to prove that a landlord knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to have them fixed, and that you were injured and suffered significant financial damages as a result.

We are educated and battle-tested in gathering and presenting evidence on clients’ behalf to maximize their chances of winning their claims, and we are ready to do the same for you.

How long do I have to sue a negligent landlord in Maryland?

In the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue a negligent landlord in a premises liability lawsuit. Do not make the mistake of putting off filing–if you wait past the legally-acceptable window of time to sue, you will most likely be denied your right to compensation. We are ready to help you today.


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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