If Irsquom Hurt in an Apartment Building Is the Property Owner the Landlord or Another Tenant

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If I'm Hurt in an Apartment Building, is the Property Owner, the Landlord, or Another Tenant Liable for My Injuries?
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It depends on how you were hurt. There are situations in which the property owner, the landlord, or another tenant may be responsible for your injuries.

A New Jersey or New York premises-liability lawyer will investigate the cause of your accident and determine whether the property owner and landlord knew of, or should have known of, the risk of injury. If they did know, or should have known, about the risk, then they may be liable for not taking steps to address the danger.

However, if your injury happened in a tenant’s apartment and the landlord or property owner should not reasonably have known about the risk that was created by the tenant, then they may not be liable for your injuries.

If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property then it is important to pursue damages against the correct defendant(s) in order to protect your potential recovery. Contact a New York or New Jersey premises-liability attorney for more information about your rights.