How to Protect Yourself from a Premises Liability Claim this Halloween

Halloween is not Halloween without trick-or-treating. To ensure that you protect yourself from premises liability claims this Halloween, it is important to keep your property safe and hazard-free. Continue reading to learn more about premises liability claims around Halloween. If you require assistance with an upcoming claim, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney today. Give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation with our team to get started.

How can I make my property safe for trick-or-treaters?

It is important that you do everything in your power to ensure that your property is safe this Halloween if you are expecting to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. This means making sure that the front steps of your home are not defective in any way and functional. You should also ensure that your steps, porch, and walkways are well-lit and that they do not have safety hazards that unsuspecting trick-or-treaters may not see. Finally, you should carefully place your Halloween decorations to ensure they do not become a safety hazard and that no one slips or trips of them.

Do I have a valid premises liability claim if my child gets hurt on someone else’s property?

There is a good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim if you or your child is injured on someone else’s property this Halloween. To prove your claim and to prove that your injuries were sustained due to negligence, you should collect as much evidence as you can including the following:

  • Witnesses’ contact information
  • Police report
  • Documentation from medical treatment
  • Photos and videos of the hazards that led to your accident

Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who will work to collect further evidence to support your claim to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in Washington D.C.?

Furthermore, you should understand the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Washington D.C. to ensure that you will file your claim within the correct time period. In Washington D.C. the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our personal injury attorney today.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.