How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim against My Landlord?
The process of filing a personal injury claim against a landlord after being injured due to their negligent maintenance of the property is not all that different from the process associated with many other premises liability lawsuits. Just as with these other cases, it is important to work with an experienced injury attorney who can make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Before consulting with a premises liability attorney, there are a few steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful outcome to your claim. It is important to document any instances where you or your roommates discussed the dangerous condition with your landlord. This documentation should include the date of the conversation as well as details regarding what was discussed.
While it is not necessary to have informed the landlord of the dangerous condition prior to your injury, doing so will make your case much easier and more straightforward.
You should also seek medical attention immediately after your injury. This will not only ensure you receive the treatment necessary to recover, but it will also serve to document the fact that your injuries were in fact caused by the accident at your home. Keep all documentation of your diagnosis, treatment, and medical expenses stored in a safe place.
Once you have completed these steps, you should consult with our experienced injury attorneys at once to find out how best to proceed with your case.
The attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss have handled many personal injury claims filed against landlords in the Manchester area. We know the complex laws associated with these cases, and we will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule your free personal injury consultation. We serve clients in New Hampshire and Vermont areas including Manchester, Concord, and Nashua.