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Philadelphia Apartment Accident Attorneys

Making Sense of an Apartment Accident in Pennsylvania

When renting an apartment or property, residents trust their landlords, who are obligated to care for the apartment. Despite a landlord’s responsibilities, there are negligent landlords and apartment owners, who do not take care of their premises. Negligence can result in harmful conditions that can cause accidents and injuries to the residents living there. If an apartment accident happens due to negligence, the victim has the right to seek financial compensation for damages.

Spear Greenfield has a 30 year track record of representing slip and fall injury victims to ensure their interests are represented. We truly care about protecting personal injury victims, so our law firm offers a free consultation. This appointment will allow us to learn more about your case and educate you on your legal options. The free consultation does not carry any pressure or obligation, just information! Schedule your free consultation either by phone or online form fill by clicking below.

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Considering the Legal Options Following an Apartment Accident

To recover the financial compensation you deserve, you must file a personal injury claim, which requires you to prove that you have been injured due to another party’s negligence. In the case of an apartment accident, the case is most likely filed against your landlord. To prove your premises liability claim, you have to gather evidence, some of which an attorney can help obtain. Useful evidence includes medical documents, witness statements, security camera footage, and pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries.

Since initiating this legal pursuit can sometimes be complex, the involvement of a personal injury lawyer may be essential. Spear Greenfield has the experience dealing with both simple and more involved personal injury claims. Our law firm has guided clients through the legal process to receive their entitled compensation. Below are some of the initial steps and considerations in the process of filing a claim that link to additional information to get you started.

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Causes of Apartment Accidents

Some causes of apartment accidents are listed below.

  • Damaged flooring: This includes torn carpeting, loose floorboards, and exposed nails, which can cause some painful or gruesome apartment accidents.
  • Unstable balconies: This can lead to severe consequences, especially if a balcony or deck collapses.
  • Insufficient lighting: A lack of sufficient lighting in parking lots, walkways, entrances, and exits can hide potential safety hazards, which can cause people to trip or fall, often breaking bones or tearing ligaments.
  • Defective smoke alarms: These are essential in case of a fire, so a landlord failing to supply his tenants with working smoke alarms is negligence and can lead to dangerous situations.
  • Electrical shocks: If a landlord improperly grounds an electrical socket, this negligence may cause serious burns, electrocutions, or even death.
  • Inadequately maintained grounds following inclement weather: Landlords are obligated to remove snow and ice within a reasonable amount of time following a snowstorm. Not removing weather hazards can lead to falls that break bones or cause head injuries.

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Determining Liability

To recover the financial compensation you deserve from an apartment accident, you must prove that your injury was caused by another party’s negligence, which in this case, is most likely your landlord. In proving a landlord’s negligence, it is essential to demonstrate the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused your accident. In proving negligence, evidence is the most effective tool. Some important forms of evidence are listed below.

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Pictures or videos

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Surveillance footage

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Witnesses at the accident scene

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Pictures of the conditions that caused the accident

The second factor mentioned above, proving the landlord’s duty of knowing a hazard exists, is critical. The complexity of a case might dictate whether attorney involvement is necessary, but even in more straight forward accident cases, the involvement of a personal injury attorney is an advantage. Partnering with a lawyer ensures you receive the best compensation. Click on the link below to learn more about the factors signaling the need to involve a lawyer in your apartment accident claim.

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    Why Choose Spear Greenfield?

    Apartment accidents can cause damages that can hinder or even indefinitely deter the life of the injured party. With your future well-being on the line, seeking strong legal representation is essential. Spear Greenfield understands the importance of this job, and our legal team is committed to ensuring you receive justice and compensation. Our business has a longevity of over 30 years, and our attorneys have 200 years of combined experience, so our services are second to none. Spear Greenfield has represented countless Philadelphia and New Jersey clients after they have been hurt by the negligence of others. Allow our firm to guide you through the legal process, ensure your case is handled properly, and secure the greatest amount of compensation to ease your burden. Below are some additional reasons to choose Spear Greenfield.

    • The Spear Greenfield law firm prioritizes clients first by diligently working through your case and relentlessly fighting for the highest awarded money either through settlement or trial. We will go the distance for you and will never sell you short!
    • With 30 years in practice and a combined experience of over 200 years by our attorneys, Spear Greenfield is an established law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Signing us as your legal partners elevates your status in the courtroom, because we are respected both inside and outside the courthouse. Insurance companies are familiar with our law firm and fear our involvement, because we will not let them pressure you to settle for less compensation!
    • Even if your injuries are serious and require extensive medical care, Spear Greenfield will connect you with quality medical professionals for both treatment and documentation purposes. Due to our reputation in the community, you will receive the necessary treatment, even if you do not have insurance!

    Please click below to learn more about Spear Greenfield and the aspects that separate us from other Philadelphia law firms.

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    Personal Injury Verdicts

    The following summary of recent slip and fall accident verdicts and settlements demonstrates our proven track record.

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    $6,600,000
    Fire caused by faulty wiring
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    $175,000
    Stairwell fall from defective handrail
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    $115,000
    Fall due to malfunctioning automatic doors
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    $105,000
    Slipped on a wet floor
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    $80,500
    Slipped and fell from icy steps
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    $75,000
    Slipped and fell from snow and ice

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    Apartment accidents not only tarnish the safety a home should provide, but can cause physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Do not let another party’s negligence cause you endless damages. Partnering with Spear Greenfield will ensure you receive justice and your maximum compensation. We have proven success with slip and fall, apartment accidents, and personal injury cases. Earn your rightful compensation with attorneys who will not only take a meticulous approach to your case but will aggressively fight on your behalf!

    If you or a loved one has been in a personal injury accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, contact Spear Greenfield for a free consultation. This appointment carries no pressure or obligation, just information. Get the right lawyer, the right advice, right now!