Can I Sue My Landlord if I’m Injured in My Apartment?

There are few things worse than sustaining an injury, but no one expects to get seriously hurt in their own living space. Unfortunately, this happens, and if you rent, you may actually hold your landlord responsible if you were injured in your apartment. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Buffalo slip and fall lawyer to learn more about apartment accidents and how we can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Is my landlord responsible if I’m injured in my apartment?

To have a valid claim against your landlord after sustaining an injury in your apartment, you will have to prove that your landlord either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions (e.g. you reported the conditions to your landlord), your landlord failed to fix the unsafe conditions timely, and that you were injured and incurred damages as a direct result of your landlord’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of apartment injuries we see that may be attributed to landlord negligence are as follows:

  • Failure to install smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Dimly lit parking lots
  • Weather-related hazards, such as snow, left uncleared away
  • Poor air or water conditions
  • Dangerous stairwells
  • Lack of security

What should I do to prove my personal injury claim?

When someone sustains a serious injury, they may be in a state of shock or otherwise unable to document exactly how the accident happened. That being said, once you call emergency medical services to the scene of the accident, if possible, you should try and take pictures of the dangerous conditions, ask witnesses for their contact information, and, once treated in a hospital, get a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. If you’re looking to bring a personal injury claim against your landlord, you shouldn’t do so without a competent and aggressive Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney. As long as we can prove your injury claim, you should be compensated for the physical, financial, and emotional damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. If you have any additional questions or you’re looking to bring an injury claim against your landlord, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.

Contact Our Experienced New York Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury in New York, look no further than Ramos & Ramos. Whether you were injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or under any other circumstances, our firm is on your side. To learn more about our team and how we can assist you, contact us today.