Can I Sue My Landlord for an Apartment Accident Injury?

James Law Office, LLC

South Carolina is home to several charming apartment complexes, in part because of their responsible landlords and property owners. However, when landlords fail to ensure their buildings are up to acceptable living standards, tenants are often injured as a result. This is never okay, and if you are someone who was injured in an apartment accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Darlington County, South Carolina apartment accident lawyer to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What Can Cause an Apartment Accident?

Apartment accidents can be caused by various factors, though they can almost always be traced back to landlord negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of apartment accidents can include defective or missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, unstable balconies, damaged flooring, broken stairs, defective handrails, mold/asbestos, and more.

How Do I Sue a Landlord for an Injury?

To sue a landlord, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who is capable of proving that you were injured as a direct result of his or her negligence. In premises liability cases, you will most likely recover compensation if you can prove that the landlord knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard present, failed to address it, and you were injured as a result.

Some of the most valuable types of proof that our attorneys will work to obtain can include pictures/video of the accident or safety hazard that caused the accident, witness statements corroborating your story, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, and more.

How Long Do I Have to Sue a Landlord?

If you have been injured in an apartment accident, you will have a certain amount of time to pursue legal action against a negligent landlord. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, which means you are granted three years from the date of your accident to sue. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be denied the financial compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights.

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