While living in an apartment building, you may never think of who would pay your medical expenses if you ever get into an accident in your apartment. But it happens all the time — faulty appliances, structural problems, bathroom catastrophes, anything could go wrong. And you may wonder, who is responsible if for your injury while living in your apartment.
For the past 26 years, Jersey City tenant injury liability attorney Anthony Carbone has been helping apartment tenants throughout New Jersey the compensation they deserve after an accident in their apartment. If you get into an accident in your apartment as a result of your landlord’s negligence, don’t wait. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Landlord’s Negligence = Tenant Injury
Unlike a home that you may have purchased, liability claims are different for an apartment tenant. Your landlord has certain duties to keep the apartment building safe for you and your visitors. That means, he/she must maintain the safety of common areas such as hallways or stairwells; warn of any dangers such as a leaky pipe; and make safe any dwellings in the building. But what about problems within your apartment? Is the landlord responsible?
This can get tricky. For instance, you told the landlord about a broken ceiling tile in your apartment yet the landlord has failed to fix it. One day, the tile falls and hits you on the head, causing a concussion. Is the landlord responsible for your injuries? The answer is yes. Like any premises liability case, in order to for the landlord to be responsible for your injuries, the following conditions must be met:
- The landlord breached his duty by not fixing a dangerous condition within a reasonable amount of time
- The landlord was given adequate warning of the issue prior to the accident and fixing the problem wouldn’t have been a major expense or difficulty
- The cause of your injury is a direct result of the issue
Damages for a Tenant Injury
If the landlord is responsible for your injuries, you can sue for the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Disability of disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Any property damage associated with the accident
Don’t Wait, Call Now!
If you get into an accident in your New Jersey apartment and the reason was because of your landlord’s negligence, you’re going to need help with your injury claim. For more than 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been helping clients in Jersey City, Newark, North Bergen and throughout New Jersey get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.