Can I Sue if my Child Was Injured on Another Person’s Property This Halloween?
Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year, especially for children. Unfortunately, when homeowners fail to take proper care, accidents can happen. Halloween can be hectic, and for the majority of the time, it’s dark out. If your child has been injured in a Halloween accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Please read on to learn more about your legal options:
Are homeowners responsible for the safety of others?
In short, the answer is yes. Homeowners must always take all necessary, reasonable safety precautions. While of course, accidents will always happen, if you are a homeowner, you are liable for the safety of others. This Halloween, there is a good chance you will have several children coming and going for hours, so it is crucial you keep your property hazard-free.
For example, if you carve and light pumpkins as decorations, it is generally best to use tea lights to avoid a potential fire hazard. However, if you do use candles, at least ensure the pumpkins are well out of the way of children’s reach and are not a fire hazard in any way. Additionally, you should always ensure that your driveway and porch are adequately lighted. The more well-lit, the less of a chance of an accident occurring. At the end of the day, if a child is injured on your property and an attorney can prove that it was due to your negligence, you may be held liable.
How can an attorney help me win compensation?
Attorneys are trained to effectively gather, collect, and present documents and all other information that supports your personal injury claim. For example, to prove your claim, your attorney will seek surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard, witness testimony, police reports of the incident, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, giving you three years to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. By hiring an attorney today, you start the claims process in a timely fashion, drastically increasing your chances of winning your claim. Our firm is ready to help.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.