When living in an apartment building, you assume that your landlord will keep the property safe. This is not always the case. When a property is not properly maintained at all times, serious accidents can occur. Read on to learn more about landlord negligence, apartment accidents, and what to do if an injury occurs.
How are Apartment Accidents Caused?
Unfortunately, there are a number of ways accidents can be caused in apartment buildings. For the most part, these accidents are due to landlord negligence. Some examples of negligence include:
- Inadequate lighting
- Poor weather conditions
- Damaged flooring
- Apartment pools
- Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
- Staircases in disrepair
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of negligence. In order to prove negligence, you should take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, you should obtain witness contacts. Is there someone who witnessed the accident occur? If so, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. It is incredibly important that you seek medical attention. In some cases, it is possible to sustain a serious injury without realizing it. Additionally, going to the hospital will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries, which can play a major role in your personal injury case. It is important to know that if you wish to take legal action, you must do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file within two years, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an apartment accident, contact our firm today. We are here to advocate for you and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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