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Can I Sue if My Child is Injured Trick-or-Treating in New Jersey?

Parents expect for Halloween to be a fun and exciting night. However, in the event that your child becomes injured, it can result in serious suffering. If a property owner does not take care of their grounds, kids can fall and sustain harm while they are trick-or-treating. When this happens, it is important to know that parents can pursue legal action on behalf of their child. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for help with your case.

How Can Property Owners Keep Their Grounds Safe?

New Jersey property owners are legally required to take care of their grounds so that others cannot become injured as a result. This is especially so on Halloween, as more people are coming onto the grounds than usual. A property owner can make sure their grounds are safe by fixing any possible hazards and providing adequate lighting so people can see where they are going. The failure to do so can result in accidents that could have been avoided if they fulfilled their duty of care.

Can I Sue a Homeowner for Injuries?

When a property owner causes a child’s injuries due to negligence, parents of the injured party can pursue legal action to recover compensation. This can be done by proving the property owner was negligent and their behavior directly caused the child’s injuries. Evidence that can be helpful to do so can include pictures of the hazard, medical documentation of the injuries, police reports, witness statements, and more.

What is the Statute of Limitations in New Jersey?

When a parent wants to hold a negligent party liable for injuring their child, it is important they do not wait too long to do so. This is because there is a deadline to meet when filing a personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. Failing to meet this deadline can result in the loss of their chance to recover compensation on behalf of their child for damages. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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