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Birmingham Apartment Accident Lawyer

You love your apartment. It’s cozy, convenient, and affordable. Unfortunately, however, you recently discovered that it is also dangerous. If you slipped on a wet floor, were electrocuted by a faulty appliance, developed a respiratory illness due to mold exposure, or sustained any other injured in your apartment, you may wonder who is to blame and whether you can sue your landlord. The answer depends on several factors, such as the cause of the accident, the severity of your injuries, and the terms of your lease agreement. Read on and contact a seasoned Birmingham apartment accident lawyer to learn more about apartment accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been harmed in one.

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Were you injured in your apartment? If so, and if you believe you were hurt due to negligence on the part of your landlord, you’re most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you deal with the damages you’ve incurred. Our Jefferson County personal injury lawyers have years of experience fighting for injured tenants just like you, and we are here to put that experience to work for you in your case as well. Speak with us today so we can get started working on your case.

Common Causes of Apartment Accidents and Injuries

Apartment accidents and injuries can occur for a wide range of reasons, but some of the most common are as follows:

  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur due to wet or slippery floors, uneven or broken stairs, loose or missing handrails, torn carpets, or cluttered walkways. Slip and fall accidents can result in fractures, sprains, or spinal cord injuries. Additionally, slip and fall accidents are also a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
  • Apartment fires: Fires can occur due to faulty wiring, defective appliances, gas leaks, or negligent smoking. Fire accidents can cause burns, smoke inhalation, or carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an apartment fire, a seasoned apartment accident lawyer from our firm is here to fight for you,
  • Dog bites: Dog bites and other types of dog attacks are far from uncommon, and often result in a wide range of very serious injuries, including puncture wounds, infections, nerve damage, or permanent scarring/disfigurement.
  • Mold exposure: Mold exposure can occur for a variety of reasons, including water leaks, poor ventilation, or lack of maintenance. Mold exposure can lead to a wide array of damages, including allergic reactions, respiratory problems, skin rashes, or asthma attacks.
  • Lead poisoning: Lead poisoning can occur due to lead-based paint or pipes in certain older buildings. Lead poisoning can cause brain damage, kidney damage, and other very serious long-term side effects. Lead poisoning victims can have confidence in their decision to turn to Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC for help.
  • Asbestos inhalation: Another common hazard found in older buildings is disturbed asbestos. Asbestos exposure can lead to a wide range of illnesses, including mesothelioma.

Landlord Liability for Apartment Accidents and Injuries

In general, landlords have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for their tenants. This means they are in charge of regularly inspecting and maintaining the premises. They must also warn their tenants of any known or hidden dangers on the property. If a landlord fails to fulfill this duty and causes an accident or injury to a tenant or a guest, they may be liable. To prove negligence, the injured party must show that:

  • The landlord owed them a duty of care;
  • The landlord breached that duty by failing to act reasonably;
  • The landlord’s breach caused the accident or injury; and
  • The injured party suffered damages as a result.

Compensation for Apartment Accidents and Injuries

If you have been injured in an apartment accident due to your landlord’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of your case, you may recover compensation to help cover the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.

That being said, to recover this compensation, you will have to provide proof of your injuries and the damages you’ve incurred, which can include medical records, bills, photos, videos, witness statements, or expert opinions.

You will also need to comply with the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Alabama, which is two years from the date of the accident or injury. If you fail to file your claim within this time limit, you may lose your right to sue your landlord.

Contact a Jefferson County Apartment Accident Lawyer

At Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC, we have the experience and the skills to handle any type of apartment accident case and are committed to providing you with personalized attention, compassionate service, and aggressive representation. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.

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