If you were injured as a result of a slip and fall in your apartment or unit, the landlord is only liable for your injuries if the landlord had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition and failed to repair it.
However, the insurance company’s lawyers may argue that your own negligence caused or contributed to your fall and injuries, and therefore, you should be partially or fully liable for your injuries and damages. This is why it is important to hire an experienced slip and fall attorney, who will conduct a thorough investigation, including but not limited to site inspections with an expert; obtaining maintenance records, surveillance videos, prior complaints regarding the dangerous condition; and talking to other tenants regarding the condition.
Slips and falls often result in significant physical injuries that require lengthy medical treatment. Victims of slip and falls are entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you are injured in a slip and fall, you may recover compensation for the following:
Generally, lawsuits must be filed in Court within the applicable statute of limitations. Slip and fall cases must be filed within two years from the date of injury. If the plaintiff fails to file his or her lawsuit within such period of time, his or her case will be dismissed by the Court. As such, you should immediately contact a slip and fall attorney after your injury occurs.