There are few things more frustrating, and potentially life-altering, than sustaining a serious injury in your own apartment. Unfortunately, this does happen, and it is often not the tenant’s fault. If you are someone who has been injured in an apartment accident, whether it be a slip and fall accident or otherwise, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Brooklyn personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in Brooklyn?
Apartment accidents happen for various reasons, though they are most commonly a result of landlord negligence. Landlords are responsible for ensuring their tenants are safe by setting up smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, ensuring all balconies are safe, ensuring the air/water quality is sufficient, and more. When they fail to do so, people can sustain serious injuries as a result.
Can I sue my landlord for an apartment accident?
Yes, you can. However, to win a premises liability claim, you will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that your landlord knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions present, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were seriously injured and suffered significant damages as a result. This is why after an accident, you should call the police, receive medical treatment, take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident, obtain witness contact information, and retain the services of an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Our firm is always here to help.
How long do I have to sue for an injury in Brooklyn?
If you are injured in a New York City apartment accident, you must ensure that you file your personal injury claim within New York’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, which means that you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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