Steps to Take Following an Apartment Accident

If you have been involved in an apartment accident that has led to severe injuries and damages, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim if you can prove negligence caused your accident. To learn the steps you should take following an accident, continue reading and reach out to our personal injury attorney today. We are prepared to take on your case when you are ready.

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

Apartment accidents are commonly caused by the negligence of a landlord. The most common causes of apartment accidents include the following acts of negligence:

  • 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. It is important to contact the police after an apartment accident so that they can bring the necessary medical attention to the scene. The police will also be able to document the accident by conducting a police report. 
  2. Seek medical assistance immediately.
  3. Collect the medical documentation relating to your treatment. 
  4. Notify your landlord of your accident. 
  5. Take photos and videos of the scene of your accident. Be sure to capture the hazards that led to your accident. 
  6. Photograph your injuries.
  7. Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address. 
  8. Retain the services of a personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. They will also work to recover further evidence to support your claim.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your claim. Failure to file your claim within this period of time may result in you being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started as soon as possible, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call. We will walk you through the claims filing process ahead.

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Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.

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