Halloween is one of the most unifying holidays of the year; almost everyone gets in the Halloween spirit, even if they are well past the trick-or-treating age. However, if your child gets injured this Halloween, the day can go from great to terrible very quickly. Please read on to learn more about recovering financial compensation for your child.
What should homeowners do to keep their property safe this Halloween?
Homeowners are responsible for ensuring their driveways are well-lit, that all decorations are safe–meaning all jack-o-lanterns must be fireproof, and all electric Halloween decorations must be safely grounded. Trick-or-treaters are excited, often very young children, and if your property is not sufficiently lighted, there is a very good chance they may trip and fall, causing serious injuries. Homeowners are responsible for ensuring they do what they can for other’s safety.
How do I sue a homeowner if my child is injured in their property?
To sue a negligent homeowner for your child’s injuries, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. In this case, you will be filing a premises liability lawsuit, meaning you are seeking to hold a property owner responsible for his or her negligence.
How can an attorney help win my claim?
Attorneys are trained to effectively gather, assemble, and present evidence. When you hire an attorney to support your claim, he will do everything in his power to prove your claim. Some of the evidence an experienced attorney will work to obtain and use are as follows: security camera or surveillance footage of the incident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents regarding your injuries, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements, and more. Do yourself a favor and reach out to our firm today. We know how to help.
What is the New Jersey statute of limitations?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. This simply means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. If you fail to act within the legally-acceptable window of time, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm will start the claims process as soon as possible. All you have to do is give us a call or contact us online.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.