Most people in Florida and across the country look forward to Halloween–especially trick-or-treaters. Generally, Halloween is a night of fun for all. However, if a homeowner fails to ensure that his or her property is safe, people can get injured. Here are some of the questions you may have if you or your child have been injured this Halloween:
Do homeowners have to ensure their property is safe for others?
Homeowners are responsible for the safety of those who step foot on their property, especially on a day like Halloween. Homeowners must clear their walkways, steps, and porches of all debris that could potentially be a safety hazard. Additionally, homeowners accepting trick-or-treaters must keep their property well-lit to avoid any potential trip-and-fall hazards. If your child was injured this Halloween, you may want to take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to significant damages.
What should I do if my child was injured on another person’s property this Halloween?
Those injured on another person’s property may file what is known as a “premises liability lawsuit.” Though these lawsuits can provide victims with the financial relief they need, they are not won without a great deal of effort. Insurance companies oftentimes care most about their bottom line, which is why they may try to deny you the compensation you need. Do not let this happen. To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to hire an experienced attorney who can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence.
How can an attorney help win a personal injury claim?
Our attorneys are trained to collect, analyze, and present evidence as effectively as possible to help prove our clients’ claims. Your attorney will work to obtain photographic or video evidence of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents, police reports of the incident, eyewitness testimony, and more.
Additionally, it is worth noting that in Florida, the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits is four years, which means you will have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you wait past the four-year mark, you will most likely be barred from suing. The sooner you file, the better. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.
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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.