Apartment Accident Attorneys in West New York, NJ
Living in an apartment is often an appealing option for many people because, in addition to being more affordable, it is often easier to call a landlord to fix a problem as opposed to fixing it yourself. Landlords are responsible for ensuring that the units throughout their apartment building and the surrounding property is safe for residents and visitors. When a landlord is informed of a potential hazard, it is his or her responsibility to fix the issue in a timely manner. If a landlord doesn’t remedy an issue quickly, the safety of tenants can be put at risk. If a tenant sustains a serious injury due to a hazard in or around their apartment, the landlord may be liable. If you were injured in your apartment or in your apartment complex due to an unresolved hazard, you should consult with an attorney to discuss your legal options. Since 1956, Greenberg & Walden, LLC has proudly served clients throughout Hudson County that were injured by the negligence of others. Contact our office today.
Types of Apartment Accidents
Landlords and/or superintendents have a responsibility to ensure their property is safe for employees, residents, and guests. People can become seriously injured if a property owner or landlord fails to fix any hazards that may be present. Some of the most common accidents that occur in apartments include, but are not limited to the following:
- Faulty stairways: When an individual walks up or down a staircase, they may not think they should watch their every step. However, if there is a loose stair or railing, a person can become seriously injured. If a landlord fails to remedy this issue within a reasonable period of time, they may be held liable.
- Fitness center equipment: Many apartment complexes have wonderful amenities such as fitness centers and swimming pools. Residents hope that these machines are maintained, kept up to code, and regularly inspected for safety. If property owners are not diligent in their upkeep of amenities or amenity services, a tenant, guest, or employee may be injured.
- Sidewalks and Parking Lots: Property owners have a responsibility to make sure that the parking lots and sidewalks that are part of their property, are maintained by the owner, landlord or property management. Someone may become seriously injured if an owner or property manager fails to fix a hazard on the property. Some examples of sidewalk/parking lot issues include inadequate lighting, potholes, and unattended snow or ice during winter months.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you have been hurt at an apartment complex due to the negligence of the landlord, you may want to consider your legal options, as you may be entitled to recover significant compensation. This can include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, emotional distress, loss of independence, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Hudson County Accident Attorney
When a landlord fails to regularly maintain a property, tragedy can strike, causing tenants or their guests to become seriously injured. Situations like these require an experienced attorney to assess the factors surrounding the accident and determine whether the landlord is liable. At Greenberg & Walden, LLC, we have the skill and experience it takes to hold a landlord accountable and recover the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation, contact our office today.