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How to Sue a Negligent Landlord in the State of Maryland

How to Sue a Negligent Landlord in the State of Maryland

Maryland is home to several cozy, beautiful apartment complexes. One of the most important factors in maintaining a living apartment building is having a dedicated, honest landlord. When landlords fail to ensure their apartment complexes are safe for all the tenants, accidents can happen. If you have been injured in an apartment accident, then you must read on and speak with our experienced Maryland premises liability attorneys to learn more about the claims process.

What are some of the most frequent causes of apartment accidents?

Sometimes, apartment accidents aren’t anybody’s fault. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents can include contaminated air or living conditions, such as asbestos and mold, damaged flooring, weather hazards left standing after the legally-acceptable window of time, defective or missing smoke alarms, and more.

How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation after an apartment accident?

To win a premises liability lawsuit, you will need a knowledgeable attorney on your side who is capable of proving you were injured as a direct result of your landlord’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, so you must ensure you appoint an attorney who has helped countless individuals across the state of Maryland win the compensation they deserve.

Our attorneys will work tirelessly to recover various forms of evidence to prove your claim, including pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, video of the accident itself, witness statements corroborating your story, police reports of the incident, and more. Additionally, you must seek medical attention immediately after the accident occurs, as a physician will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation that you may use to further bolster your personal injury claim.

How long will I have to take legal action against a landlord in Maryland?

In Maryland, individuals have three years from the date of an accident to pursue legal action for a wrongfully-sustained injury. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Unfortunately, those who wait any longer than three years to file their lawsuit will generally be denied their right to financial compensation. Do not let this happen to you. If you speak with our firm today, we can begin the claims process immediately. We look forward to fighting for your right to a smooth recovery.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

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.

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