You may not expect that you will get injured in the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, this is something that occurs far too often in the state of Maryland. And if you are renting your apartment, there is a chance that your landlord may be responsible for your injuries. Follow along to find out what to do if you get injured in an apartment accident and how one of the proficient Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can work on your behalf.
What are the common causes of apartment accident injuries?
As insinuated above, apartment accident injuries are usually caused by the negligence of landlords. Importantly, your landlord is responsible for maintaining safe conditions on the apartment complex’s property. So, their negligence may be seen in the following ways:
- Your landlord fails to fix dangerous conditions in the stairways.
- Your landlord fails to fix dangerous conditions in the pools.
- Your landlord fails to fix dangerous conditions on the floors.
- Your landlord fails to fix defective elevators.
- Your landlord fails to correct inadequate lighting in walkways.
- Your landlord fails to clear potholes or weather-related hazards in the parking lots.
- Your landlord fails to install or change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Your landlord fails to install a sufficient security or surveillance system.
- Your landlord fails to maintain healthy tap water and air conditions (i.e., asbestos).
And with such negligence, you may have received any of the following injuries:
- Cuts, bruises, scarring, and/or deformities.
- Sprains, strains, and/or fractures.
- Tears and ruptures.
- Herniated discs and/or other spinal cord injuries.
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and/or other dental injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
What if I get injured in an apartment accident?
With all things considered, if you believe that your apartment accident injuries were due to the negligence of your landlord, then you may have a personal injury claim on your hands. For your claim, you must collect enough evidence that points to the following as true:
- Your landlord knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions on the apartment complex’s property.
- Your landlord failed to fix the dangerous conditions in a timely fashion.
- You suffered injuries and damages due to the dangerous conditions.
But before you go ahead and file your personal injury claim, you may want to ask your landlord to help recover your damages via a demand letter. This letter should include the following statements:
- A statement of how your apartment accident occurred.
- A statement of your injuries and damages and their severity.
- A statement of the financial compensation you require to heal from your injuries and damages.
And if your landlord takes no action after you submit this demand letter, then you can proceed with taking legal action. Whenever you are ready, a talented Howard County personal injury attorney is ready to step in and take on your case.