Most homeowners have made all their Halloween-related preparations by now. They have their costumes, candy, and colorful decorations all ready to go. However, many homeowners do not consider whether their property is truly safe for trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, this can turn a fun night out into a horrible trip to the emergency room. If you or your child are injured on another person’s property this Halloween, here are some of the questions you may have:
How can homeowners ensure their property is safe?
Homeowners are legally responsible for keeping their property reasonably safe at all times. This means that repairs should be made when necessary, and all safety hazards should be removed or addressed as soon as possible. This Halloween, homeowners will be responsible for ensuring they keep their property hazard-free. This means perhaps using tealights instead of candles in jack-o-lanterns, providing trick-or-treaters with a clear pathway to their door, and, perhaps most importantly, keeping their driveway well-lit so everyone is capable of seeing any potential safety hazards in front of them.
Can I file a premises liability lawsuit?
If you were injured on another person’s property, you may be looking into filing what is known as a premises liability lawsuit. To win a lawsuit, you and your attorney will have to prove that you or your child was injured as a direct result of a homeowner’s negligence.
Do I need to hire an attorney to win my claim?
Hiring an experienced attorney will bolster your chances of winning your claim. Attorneys are trained to effectively gather and present information to prove their client’s claims. When you hire a skilled attorney, you have someone on your side who is ready to recover surveillance footage of your accident, police reports documenting the incident, medical documents, witness testimony, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Essentially, the statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. If you fail to file within two years, you will lose your right to sue, no matter how bad you need the compensation. Do not let this happen. The sooner you act, the better. We are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.