What to Do After an Apartment Accident in California

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What to Do After an Apartment Accident in California

If you have been injured in an apartment accident due to the negligence of your landlord, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to learn more.

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents are commonly caused by the negligence of a landlord. The following are the most common causes of apartment accidents that can lead to severe injuries:

  • Poorly lit parking lots
  • Failure to install smoke alarms
  • Failure to install carbon monoxide detectors
  • Failure to ensure stairways are safe
  • Unsafe apartment sidewalks

What steps should I take following sustaining injuries in an apartment accident?

It is important that you take the following steps after sustaining injures in an apartment accident, not only to protect yourself but to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, should you choose to take legal action in the future:

  1. Alert the authorities who will bring medical attention to the scene. The police will also be able to document the accident by conducting a police report. 
  2. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  3. Collect the medical documentation relating to your treatment. This should include documents stating the date, time, and severity of your injuries. 
  4. Notify your landlord of your accident.
  5. Take photos of the scene of your accident. Be sure to photograph the hazards that led to your accident. 
  6. Collect any witnesses’ contact information who saw your accident occur. Be sure to collect their name, phone number, and email address. 
  7. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. Having an experienced attorney in your corner will also help you to recover further evidence to support your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened. 

What is the statute of limitations for apartment accident claims in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in California. This means that within two years after your apartment accident, you will need to file your claim to avoid being time-barred from taking legal action. It is best to bring attention to your claim as soon as possible by retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. To learn more about this process and how our knowledgeable personal injury firm can assist you, give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

Contact our experienced California firm

Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a crime, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.