Halloween is an exciting time of year and involves so many different people. Whether you are trick-or-treating or handing out candy, it is important to ensure that the day is accident-free. Continue reading to learn about how you can keep your home safe for others this Halloween, and contact us today to speak with one of our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys.
How can a homeowner ensure their property is safe on Halloween?
Unfortunately, there are many slip and fall injuries that occur on Halloween. That is why it is critical to ensure that your property is clear from all hazards and several precautions are taken to be sure that everyone is safe. One of the most important steps you can take is to make sure that your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch is well-lit. If your driveway is not adequately lit, excited 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 avoided with proper lighting. It is also important to make sure that if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, that they are used in a fireproof way and are kept out of reach for small children and a safe distance from walking paths.
How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?
You may have a valid premises liability claim if you or your child was injured due to a property owner’s negligence. There are several steps that you will need to take to pursue legal action. To start, you will need to hire the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can prove that your child was directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence. It will also be beneficial to use other types of proof including photos and videos of the safety risk, medical documents showing the extent and origin of your child’s injuries, police reports of the incident, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Texas?
In Texas, most premises liability claims will have a two-year deadline. This means that if you fail to abide by the statute of limitations, you will lose the opportunity to file entirely and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our firm is committed to ensuring that you have promptly met all of your claim’s deadlines. Contact our firm today to get started.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.