What Precautions Should a Homeowner Take on Halloween?

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It is important to make sure that your property is safe and free of danger this Halloween. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to speak with our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more.

How can a homeowner ensure their property is safe on Halloween?

Unfortunately, Halloween is a holiday that results in many children or adults getting injured. That is why as a homeowner, it is important to ensure that your property is free of all hazards. In order to do this, reasonable precautions must be made to ensure that everyone who enters your property is safe. One of the most significant steps you can take is to have your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch adequately lit. If your driveway is not well-lit, eager trick-or-treaters can trip and fall on uneven parts of the driveway, or they may not be able to see safety hazards that could have been evaded had there been adequate lighting. Additionally, if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, be sure 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.

How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?

If your child was injured due to the negligence of another property owner, you may have a viable premises liability claim. If you would like to pursue legal action, you must take several steps. First, you will want to obtain as much evidence related to your accident as possible. This includes photos and videos of the safety hazard, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your child’s injuries, police reports of the incident, and more. You will also need to hire the services of an accomplished attorney who can prove that your child was directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

Premises liability claims are time-sensitive. New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims. This means that if you wait longer than two years to file your personal injury claim, you will not only lose the chance to file your claim entirely, but you will also lose the ability to obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you or your child were hurt on another’s property on Halloween, it is in your best interest to speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team will be able to guarantee that you are promptly meeting all of your claim’s deadlines. Contact us today to get started.


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.

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