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What Precautions Should a Homeowner Take on Halloween?

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It is important that your home is free from any hazards this Halloween to ensure it will be an accident-free day. Contact our firm today to speak with our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys and keep reading to learn more.

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

Halloween is a holiday that is notorious for children and adults being injured. That is why as a homeowner, it is critical to ensure that your property is free of all dangers and reasonable precautions are made to ensure that everyone who enters your property will be 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 adequately lit. If your driveway is not well-lit, enthusiastic 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, make 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?

You may have a viable premises liability claim if your child was injured due to another property owner’s negligence. If you would like to pursue legal action, you must complete several steps. One of the most important is to obtain as many forms of evidence 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 experienced 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?

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 opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you or your child were hurt on another’s property on Halloween, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled attorney about the specifics of your case and your options. Our legal team will be able to ensure that you are promptly meeting all of your claim’s deadlines.

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If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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