There are few holidays more exciting for children, as well as adults, than Halloween. However, homeowners in Florida must do their part in ensuring their properties are safe for all who enter. Please continue reading to learn some Halloween safety tips for homeowners and contact our Florida personal injury attorney if you or your child are injured in an accident on someone else’s property this year. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners
Some of the most important precautions that all homeowners should take this Halloween are as follows:
- Ensure that all walkways are well-lit.
- Make sure that any Halloween decorations in walkways are not obstructing a clear path for trick-or-treaters, for if they do, they most likely pose a serious tripping hazard.
- Ensure that all steps and railing are sturdy.
- Check the dates of candy to ensure that you are not giving spoiled or expired candy to children.
- Remove all additional safety hazards from steps, such as flower pots.
- If you have a pet, keep it in another room, as trick-or-treaters can startle/confuse them, or otherwise cause them to behave erratically.
- Keep jack-o-lanterns with real candles away from areas where they may accidentally get knocked over, as they may pose a fire hazard.
What should I do if my child is injured due to a homeowner’s negligence this Halloween?
If your child is hurt due to a property owner’s negligence, you should:
- Notify the property owner.
- Photograph the dangerous conditions that caused the accident.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information.
- Take your child to the hospital.
- Retain the services of a Florida personal injury attorney.
Click the video below to learn more about whether you have a case after sustaining an injury on someone else’s property.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in the state of Florida?
After your child sustains an injury on someone else’s property, you must bring your claim to our firm’s attention as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which means you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is ready to help all those who’ve been injured at the hands of a negligent party–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.