Halloween is among the most exciting holidays of the year, especially if you have children. However, that being said, as a homeowner, it is your duty to ensure that your property is safe for all. Please continue reading for some Halloween safety tips and contact our Texas personal injury attorneys if you are injured on someone else’s property this year. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some useful Halloween safety tips for homeowners?
There are various precautions that all homeowners should take to ensure the safety of all trick-or-treaters who enter their property. Some of those precautions are as follows:
- Ensure that all walkways are cleared of any potential safety hazards.
- Ensure that walkways and front porches are well-lit.
- Ensure that all steps and railings are sturdy–also make sure that there are no missing steps.
- Pets should be locked in other rooms, especially if they are known to be aggressive at times.
- Check candy for expiration dates before handing it out to children.
- Ensure that if you use jack-o-lanterns with real candles that they are not placed where they could start a fire if accidentally knocked over.
What should I do if my child is hurt this Halloween?
If your child is injured on someone else’s property this Halloween, the first thing you should do is take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident and notify the property owner of the injury. You should also ask any witnesses of the accident for their name and phone number so they can corroborate your claim at a later date. Additionally, you must take your child for medical treatment immediately. Finally, retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who will gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your claim.
How long will I have to sue a property owner if my child is hurt on his or her property in Texas?
After your child is injured on someone else’s property, it is critical that you do not wait to pursue legal action against the negligent property owner. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Texas is, under most circumstances, two years, which means that you will only have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely lose your right to sue. We are always here to help the wrongly injured.
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