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I step on a carpet nail in an apartment that I rent. What

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I step on a carpet nail in an apartment that I rent. What can I ask for compensation from the landlord? Linh
JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Virginia
JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: Not yet
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.
Customer: The carpet have nail intruded out in my bedroom. When I stepped on it, I felt sharp pain under my foot and little bit of blood. I did took the pics right after that.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?
Customer: It a brand new apartment and they did inspeted the unit. The nail were not visibly seen.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 4 months ago.

The injury that you describe does not sound serious enough to warrant a claim against the landlord or his insurance company. If you do make such a claim I doubt that it would be worth more than a few hundred dollars. Nevertheless, it should be reported reported in case your foot gets infected or other serious medical complications arise. Be sure to use a good antibiotic ointment on the wound so that does not occur.

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