Washington D.C. is home to many beautiful apartment buildings, and if you live in one, you most likely have a responsible landlord who is ready to help fix any problems that arise. However, if your landlord is negligent, there is a very good chance you will sustain an injury due to poor living conditions going untreated. If you find yourself in a situation where you have been injured due to a negligent landlord, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
How do apartment accidents happen?
Apartment accidents in Washington D.C. are more common than you think. They can be caused by various factors, though they can very often be traced back to landlord negligence. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents are damaged flooring, broken or missing handrails in stairways, poor security in the complex parking lot, weather-related hazards left unattended, missing or defective smoke alarms, asbestos or mold, and more.
How do I recover compensation after an apartment accident?
Financial compensation is a must for many people who are injured in accidents. However, to win compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a result of your landlord’s negligence. Landlords have a lot at stake, so you can expect they will hire an attorney who will aggressively fight to disprove your personal injury claim. This is why you need an experienced lawyer who will do the same. As long as your attorney proves that your landlord knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard present, failed to take action to fix it, and you were injured as a result, you should be entitled to compensation. To prove your claim, our firm will have to collect various types of evidence, including surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe living conditions, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C. for apartment accidents?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years. This means that if you are injured in an apartment accident, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent landlord. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing, no matter how bad you truly need the compensation. It is always best to bring your legal matter to our attention sooner, rather than later. Our firm is ready to help.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.