Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners in Florida

Oct 29, 2020 - Personal Injury

Halloween is one of the most exciting and widely-anticipated holidays of the year. That being said, homeowners are responsible for keeping their property safe and hazard-free for trick-or-treaters, which is why our firm has compiled a short bulleted list of Halloween safety tips for homeowners in Florida. Please continue reading and contact our Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How can I ensure my home is safe for trick-or-treaters this Halloween?

There are several precautions you can take to ensure your property is safe for all those who come trick-or-treating this year, including the following:

  • If you have a front porch, ensure that all steps and railings are sturdy and completely safe to use. 
  • Ensure that all walkways are well-lit for trick-or-treaters. 
  • If you have Halloween decorations out, try not to place them anywhere that would obstruct trick-or-treaters’ paths, as this can cause a serious trip and fall accident. This is especially true if you plan on using jack-o-lanterns with real candles because if they are accidentally knocked over, they can start a fire.
  • Always keep pets locked in separate rooms, especially if they have a history of aggressive behavior. 
  • Ensure you check the dates on your candy so you do not hand out spoiled or expired treats.

What should I do if my child is injured on someone else’s property?

If your child is injured on someone else’s property, you should:

  1. Notify the property owner of the incident. 
  2. Take pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident. 
  3. Ask any witnesses for their contact information. 
  4. Ensure your child receives immediate medical attention. 
  5. Hire an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a premises liability claim.

How long will I have to sue a property owner for an injury in Florida?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place that states the amount of time an individual has to take legal action against another party. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years, which means under most circumstances, you will have to file your premises liability claim against the negligent property owner within four years of the date of the accident. Do not wait past the four-year mark. The sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better. 

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