My Child Has Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property This Halloween | What Now?

Halloween isn’t complete without trick-or-treaters. If you are expecting trick-or-treaters this year, or if you are taking your child out trick-or-treating over the weekend, continue reading to learn the unfortunate reality of the increased risk of injuries due to negligence that takes place over Halloween. To learn how to ensure your property is safe for visitors and to learn what to do if your child has been injured on another party’s property, read on. If you require assistance with an upcoming claim, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today.

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How can I make my property safe for trick-or-treaters?

Your property must be safe for trick-or-treaters this Halloween to avoid facing a premises liability claim. To be sure that your property is safe, first check the steps that lead to your front door to ensure they are not defective and are completely functional. You should also ensure that your porch, steps, and walkways are well-lit without safety hazards. Finally, check that your decorations are placed carefully to ensure no one slips or trips on them.

What should I do if my child is injured on someone else’s property?

If you or your child is injured on another party’s property due to their negligence this Halloween weekend, you may have a valid premises liability claim. To prove your claim, you must gather evidence while you are still at the scene of your accident. Evidence should include the following:

  • Photos and videos of the hazards that caused your accident
  • Contact information of any witnesses
  • Police report
  • Medical documents from the treatment of your injuries

Finally, you must retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally four years in Florida. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent property owner who caused your accident. This time period is important to note because if you fail to file your claim within four years, you may risk being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our knowledgeable and skilled personal injury legal team today. We are prepared to work towards the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call today to learn more about how we can assist you.

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