New Jersey Apartment Premises Liability Attorneys
Who is Liable for an Injury on an Apartment Property?
Most property owners are responsible for the injuries that happen on their premises, but apartment owners are only responsible for accidents and injuries that happen in certain areas of their properties. Your landlord has a duty to keep the portions of the premises over which they have control in a reasonably safe condition. Failing to keep those areas properly maintained can result in serious injuries to the tenants and liability issues for the apartment owner.
If you suffered injuries in a fall accident at an apartment complex, contact a New Jersey premises liability lawyer to help protect your rights.
Injuries that give rise to premises liability claims are often serious and even catastrophic. Victims must take time off work, deal with medical bills and other expenses as they recover from their injuries. The experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. understand the challenges injured victims and their families face during these difficult times. We are here to help you and your family.
NJ Apartment Slip & Fall Injury Accident Lawyers with a Successful Track Record
When reviewing a New Jersey apartment liability case, the court will look at where the incident happened, whether the landlord had control over that area of the premises and if they could have reasonably prevented the accident from happening. There have been cases of landlords facing liability for situations that include:
- Failing to provide adequate security after being aware of existing criminal activity
- Failing to repair broken steps and walkways
- Failing to install adequate lighting to prevent trip-and-fall accidents
The experienced injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have successfully handled many different New Jersey apartment premises liability cases.
In one case, a woman injured her right knee after falling into a hole behind an apartment complex. She sustained a painful nerve disorder and required surgery. Our team argued that the apartment managers knew of the dangerous conditions, but failed to prevent the accident. In order to avoid a court case, the property owner offered a fair settlement to pay for the victim's medical care as well as pain and suffering.
In another case, a mother requested her landlord to install window guards. Despite her request, the owner/manager failed to take action and her 3-year-old son fell from the second story. The child suffered post-traumatic temporal lobe epilepsy. He began having issues with hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, sleeplessness and violent behavior. His suffering could have been prevented if the building owner had taken action to install window guards per the mother's request. After our attorneys proved that the child's issues were a direct result of the fall, the court approved a payment structure that amounts to over $600,000. (Read more here.)
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Can Help You
As is true with all New Jersey apartment liability claims, these cases involve a dangerous condition, awareness of that condition and a failure to fix the problem. They also involve actual harm suffered by victims. These are the elements needed to successful win an apartment liability claim in New Jersey.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on someone else's property, don’t hesitate to notify the property owner, seek out medical attention and research your legal options. Our experienced NJ slip and fall attorneys will make sure you are offered fair compensation for all of the damages you have suffered. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
Premises Liability Verdicts and Settlements
- $2.3 Million Settlement - Apartment Complex Fall Injury
- $525,000 Settlement - Slip and Fall at Condominium Complex
- $300,000 Settlement - Child Fall from Apartment Window
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