It is important that you keep your property safe this Halloween to ensure that no one gets hurt while trick-or-treating. Continue reading and contact our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys today to learn more.
How can a homeowner ensure their property is safe on Halloween?
Many slip and fall injuries can occur on Halloween, unfortunately. That is why it is important to assure that your property is clear of all hazards and reasonable precautions are made to make sure that everyone is safe. One of the most important steps you can take is to make sure that your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch is well-lit. If your driveway is not adequately lit, eager trick-or-treaters can trip and fall on imperfect parts of the driveway, or they may not be able to see safety hazards that could have been avoided with proper lighting.
Furthermore, if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, that they are used in a safe manner and are kept out of reach for small children, and are placed at a safe distance from walking paths.
How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?
You may be entitled to financial compensation if your child was injured due to a property owner’s negligence. To explore legal action, there are many steps that you will need to take. To start, you should retain the services of a seasoned premises liability attorney that can prove that your child was directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence. It is also critical to have evidence including 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 to increase the chances of having a successful legal claim.
If you believe you have a valid premises liability claim, do not wait to reach out to our skilled personal injury attorneys today at Manuel & Thompson to discuss the specifics of your case and your options with our legal team.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
You will need to file your premises liability claim within Florida’s statute of limitations if you or your child were injured on Halloween. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida is four years for most personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your personal injury claim within four years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact our firm today to get started on your premises liability claim. Our firm is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you are promptly meeting all of your deadlines.