Though Pennsylvania is home to many wonderful apartments, all it takes is a careless landlord to turn an otherwise fantastic living environment into a death trap. There is nothing worse than being unsafe in your own home, and if you were injured due to a negligent landlord, you are most likely seeking financial compensation. Please read on and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania premises liability attorneys today to learn more.
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?
Some of the most frequent causes of apartment accidents can be traced back to landlord negligence. For example, failure to install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, or failing to keep them up to date can have serious repercussions. Additionally, damaged flooring, inadequate security or lighting, or even poor air quality can cause serious harm to tenants.
What should I do if I have been injured in an apartment accident?
If you are involved in an apartment accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. They will send an ambulance and document the facts of the incident as it happened. Once you call the police, you should ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your story if need be. Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, you must retain the legal assistance of an experienced attorney who can help you file a personal injury claim so that you do not have to face your recovery alone. As long as you can prove that a negligent landlord knew or should have known about the safety hazard, failed to fix it, and you were injured as a result, you should be entitled to financial compensation.
How long do I have to sue a negligent property owner for an injury?
In Pennsylvania, individuals are granted a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit against another person. This amount of time is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania for premises liability claims is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent property owner. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to file. If you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as possible so we can begin working on your case to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.