If you are going trick-or-treating with your child this year, you must be extremely careful as you make your way through dark driveways and streets. However, even if you are careful, if a homeowner is not, you or your child may become injured. If you find yourself in this situation, read on to learn more about how our firm can help:
Are homeowners responsible for trick-or-treater’s safety?
In short, yes they are–especially on a day like Halloween, where they know children will be walking up and down their driveway all night. The most important thing homeowners can do is take all reasonable precautions to ensure trick-or-treaters’ safety. This includes leaving all the lights on, providing trick-or-treaters a clear, debris-free path to their door, and ensuring all electrical and fire hazards are properly addressed and taken care of.
Can I sue a homeowner for negligence?
To successfully sue a negligent homeowner, you and your attorney will have to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you will have to prove you or your child were injured as a direct result of a property owner’s negligence. This is known as a premises liability lawsuit.
How can hiring an attorney help me win my claim?
An experienced attorney knows how to recover and present all the evidence needed to prove your claim. Our attorneys will work to uncover pictures or videos of the accident or the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, eyewitness reports, and more to prove your claim. Our firm is ready to explore all potential legal avenues to prove your claim and win you the financial compensation you need.
What does the statute of limitations mean?
The phrase “statute of limitations” is a legal term used to describe the amount of time you have from the date of an incident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. While this may seem like a long time, it is always best to act as quick as you can and not put it off. The sooner you file, the better. If you fail to file a lawsuit within four years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to start the claims process as soon as you reach out and let us know what happened.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.