What To Do After an Apartment Accident in Maryland

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What To Do After an Apartment Accident in Maryland

If you have been recently injured at your apartment due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in Maryland?

The most common causes of apartment accidents in Maryland are typically due to negligence. When a landlord fails to provide their tenants with safe living conditions, this portrays negligence and unfortunately leads to accidents and injuries. The following are the most common forms of landlord negligence:

  • Failure to install smoke alarms
  • Failure to install carbon monoxide detectors
  • Failure to ensure stairways are safe
  • Poorly lit parking lots
  • Failing to remove snow, ice, or other weather-related hazards
  • Unsafe apartment sidewalks

What should I do following an apartment accident?

After sustaining injuries in an apartment accident, it is important to take the following steps to protect yourself and to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, should you chose to take legal action in the future:

  1. Alert the authorities. Police will bring medical attention to the scene. It is important that you are treated for your injuries as soon as possible. The police will also be able to document the accident by conducting a police report. 
  2. Collect the medical documentation relating to your treatment. 
  3. Notify your landlord of your accident.
  4. Take photos and videos of the scene of your accident and the hazards that led to your accident. 
  5. Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address. 
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. 

How long will I have to take legal action against my landlord after an apartment accident in Maryland?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action after sustaining injuries. The statute of limitations for apartment accidents is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. If you fail to file within the allotted time, you may risk being permanently time-barred from suing. The sooner you bring attention to your clean, the better. To begin this process today, give our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney a call.

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