New York City is home to many wonderful apartments, thanks in part to the caring, dutiful landlords that manage them. However, sometimes, landlords and apartment owners are negligent. Some of the most common types of landlord negligence include failing to ensure smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are installed and functioning, failing to remove weather-related hazards in a timely fashion, neglecting to ensure mold, asbestos, and other harmful particulates are not present and more. If you are someone who has been harmed as a result of landlord negligence, you need an experienced New York City personal injury attorney on your side. Please continue reading to learn more about apartment accidents and how our firm can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I was injured in an apartment accident?
If you have been injured at the hands of a negligent landlord, you must do several things to bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. That being said, the most important thing you can do is retain the services of an experienced attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. To win a premises liability claim, your attorney will have to prove that your landlord knew, or should have reasonably known, about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
How long do I have to sue a negligent landlord for an injury?
All those who have been wrongly injured have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. The sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better. We are here to help.
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