Halloween is one of the most festive holidays of the year, and it is also one of the most dangerous. Continue reading to learn more about what you can do as a homeowner to make your property as safe as possible, and contact our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys if you have any questions.
How can a homeowner ensure their property is safe on Halloween?
As a homeowner, it is essential to ensure that your property is free of all hazards this Halloween. In order to do this, reasonable precautions must be done to ensure that everyone who enters your property is safe. One of the most important steps you can take is to have your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch adequately lit. If your driveway is not well-lit, eager 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. Furthermore, if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, be sure that they are used in a nonflammable way and are put away from small children, and are a safe distance from any and all walking pathways.
How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?
If your child was hurt due to the carelessness of a property owner, you may have a successful premises liability claim. If you would like to go through with legal action, you must take several steps. First, you will want to collect as much evidence related to your accident 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 that can ensure that your child was directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence.
What is the statute of limitations in Texas?
Premises liability claims are time-sensitive. Texas 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 ability to obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you or your child were hurt on another’s property on Halloween, it is in your best interest to speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team will be able to guarantee that you are promptly meeting all of your claim’s deadlines. Contact us today to begin your premises liability claim.
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