Maryland is home to many wonderful apartment complexes, and this is in large part due to the diligence and hard work of their property owners, or landlords. However, there are times when landlords neglect their duties to their tenants, and their tenants become seriously injured as a result. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.
How do most apartment accidents happen?
In many cases, landlords or property owners are responsible for apartment accidents, as they are in charge of ensuring the apartment complex grounds are safe for all tenants and guests. Some examples of a landlord’s duties are ensuring that all apartments are equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, ensuring the air quality is clean, and ensuring that all weather-related hazards, such as snow or ice, are removed in a timely fashion. When landlords know or should have known about these problems, fail to fix them, and people are injured as a result, there is a very good chance they may be held liable in a premises liability claim.
How do I sue a landlord for an injury?
If you have recently sustained injuries in an apartment accident and are seeking compensation, you will have to hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can obtain and present all the evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence can include pictures of the accident, medical documents detailing your injury’s origin and extent, witness statements, security camera footage of the accident, proof of notifying the landlord of the issues and him/her not doing anything to fix it, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations is the timeframe individuals have to sue someone for an injury. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which means that if you have been wrongly injured in an apartment accident, you will have three years from the date of that accident to sue your landlord. That being said, the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be denied your right to compensation.
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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.