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What to do if Your Child Was Injured This Halloween

If you were out trick-or-treating with your child this Halloween, you most likely had a great time and made some lasting memories as a result. However, if your child was injured, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you and your child have incurred. The most important thing is that your child has a speedy recovery, and we are here to help make that happen. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the process going forward:

Are homeowners responsible for the safety of others?

Homeowners are responsible for keeping their property hazard-free, especially on a night like Halloween. Homeowners must remove all debris from their walkways, keep their driveways, steps, and porches well-lit, and avoid all fire or electrical safety hazards having to do with jack-o-lanterns or Halloween decorations.

Can I sue a homeowner if my child was injured on his or her property?

Fortunately, you can, in what is known as a premises liability lawsuit. However, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is sometimes easier said than done, however, as insurance companies are businesses, which means very often, they will try and deny you the financial compensation you need. This is why it is generally best to first hire an attorney you can trust.

How can an attorney help?

A skillful attorney has both the skill and the education needed to gather and present evidence as effectively as possible. By hiring an attorney, you are appointing someone who knows how to recover surveillance footage of an accident, pictures of the safety hazard, police reports documenting the incident, medical documents regarding your injuries, eyewitness statements, and more.

What is the statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey?

The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable period of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. If you wait past the two-year mark, you will be barred from suing. This is unacceptable. You can begin the claims process today by simply reaching out to our firm. We are here to help.

Contact our experienced New Jersey 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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