Though most of us would like to think that we are safe in our own homes, unfortunately, many tenants throughout the state of Maryland quickly realize otherwise after sustaining injuries in apartment accidents. If you’ve recently been injured in such an accident, our firm is here to help. Read on and reach out to our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about apartment accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?
Apartment accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons, though they are most frequently the result of negligence, either on the part of the landlord or the tenant. In many cases, when landlords fail to provide their tenants with safe living environments, their tenants can sustain serious injuries as a result. Some of the most common causes of airport accidents are tenants failing to remove snow or other weather-related hazards timely, failing to install smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors, failing to ensure stairways are safe, keeping poorly-lit parking lots, unsafe apartment sidewalks, and more. If you’ve been injured due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid personal injury claim.
What should I do if I am hurt in my apartment?
If you are hurt in your apartment, you should first call the police and notify your landlord of the accident. While you await an ambulance’s arrival, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, and ensure the police write up a report of the incident. After you are treated in a hospital, ensure that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.
How long will I have to take legal action against a landlord in Maryland?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, meaning that in most cases, you will have to sue your landlord within three years of the date of your accident. The sooner you take legal action, the better off you will be, and if you wait longer than three years, you will most likely lose your right to sue. Give us a call today so we can get started.
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.