Halloween Safety Tips for Property Owners | What You Should Know

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Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, whether you’re a child trick-or-treating, a parent, or even just someone who loves the sights and sounds of the holiday. If you’re not trick-or-treating and are instead staying home and handing out candy, it’s your job to ensure that your property is safe for all. Fortunately, you can do so by taking certain very simple, yet important steps. Keep reading to learn some important Halloween safety tips for property owners in Florida.

Halloween Safety Tips for Property Owners

There are several steps you can take to help ensure that your property is safe for trick-or-treaters when they arrive at your house. Some of the most important Halloween safety tips are as follows:

  • Ensure that any jack-o-lanterns that use real candles are kept out of walkways or anywhere a trick-or-treater could accidentally knock them over, as this would be a fire hazard.
  • Make sure that all railings and stairways are sturdy.
  • Ensure that your property is well-lit and that all electronics are grounded.
  • Do not leave safety hazards on walkways where you can expect trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep all pets in another room, especially if they have a history of being aggressive.
  • Ensure that all candy you give out isn’t expired or spoiled.

What should I do if an accident happens?

Unfortunately, at times, serious accidents and injuries do occur on Halloween. If you or someone you know, such as your child, was injured on another person’s property, you should do what you can to document the incident. This can include photographing the unsafe property conditions, seeking medical treatment immediately, notifying the property owner, and asking anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information. Once your injuries have been treated by a physician, you should request a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries and retain the services of a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve.

Ensure you bring your claim to our firm’s attention as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, typically, four years, giving the injured party four years from the date of their accident to sue. The sooner you speak with us, however, the better.

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Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.