What Precautions Should a Homeowner Take on Halloween?

Hundreds of children will be approaching your doorstep this Halloween, and it is important to be prepared. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn about how you can keep your property accident-free this year.

What can a homeowner do to ensure their property is safe on Halloween?

Halloween is one of the most festive days of the year and involves both kids and adults. It is important that you keep your home safe from any hazards and take all necessary precautions this Halloween to ensure that no one gets injured while trick-or-treating.

One of the most critical steps you should take when making your property safe is to make sure that your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch is adequately lit. If your driveway is not properly lit, eager trick-or-treaters can trip and fall on rough parts of the driveway, or they may miss hazards entirely because of the lack of adequate lighting. Furthermore, if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, it is important to ensure that they are used in a nonflammable way and are kept out of range for small children and a secure distance from any and all walking paths.

Do I have a valid premises liability claim?

If you or your child were injured on another’s property on Halloween, you may have a valid premises liability claim. In order to pursue legal action, there are several steps you must take. One of the most important is to obtain as many forms of evidence as possible. This includes photos and videos of the safety hazard, medical documents describing the extent and origin of the injuries, police reports of the incident, and more. It is also critical to hire the services of a skilled attorney who can verify that you or your child were directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims. This suggests that if you wait longer than two years to file your personal injury claim, you lose the chance to file your claim entirely, and you will also miss out on the opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you or your child were hurt on another’s property this Halloween, it is in your best interest to contact our firm today to speak with an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case and your options. Our legal team will ensure that you promptly meet all of your claim’s deadlines.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.