What Precautions Should a Homeowner Take on Halloween?


Halloween is one of the most festive days of the year. Whether you are a part of trick-or-treating, or you are the one handing out candy to eager children, it is important to be sure that the day is accident-free. Keep reading to learn about how you can keep your home hazard-free this Halloween and contact our firm today to speak with our experienced New Jersey 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 important to ensure that your property is clear of all hazards and reasonable precautions are made to ensure 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?

If your child was injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. In order to pursue legal action, there are several steps that you will need to take. To begin, you will need to retain the services of an experienced 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 evidence including photos and videos of the safety hazard, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your child’s injuries, police reports of the incident, and more.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims. That means that if you wait longer than two years to file your premises liability claim, you will lose the opportunity to file entirely and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that you have promptly met all of your claim’s deadlines.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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