Halloween is the favorite holiday of many across the country. Generally, it’s seen as a time of celebration, however, sometimes, accidents occur. If you are the parent of a child injured in a Halloween accident, you most likely feel angry and betrayed that another person could be so careless about children’s safety. Please read on to learn more about premises liability lawsuits and how to attain the financial compensation you and your child deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Are property owners responsible for keeping their yards safe for trick or treaters?
Yes, they are–especially on a day like Halloween, where they know children will be walking through in the dark. Property owners are responsible for removing all potential safety hazards from their yards, ensuring they take all reasonable precautions for everyone’s safety. When people are injured and the property owner could have prevented it in some way, they should be held responsible.
Can I sue someone if my child or I were injured in a Halloween accident?
Fortunately, oftentimes, you can. However, you must first hire an attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. In other words, attorneys have to prove that you were injured at the hands of a negligent party. Our experienced firm is eager to help you attain the compensation you need.
How can an attorney help me prove negligence?
An attorney will use various techniques and assemble a compelling set of evidence to prove another party’s negligence. For example, an attorney will work to gain access to surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, medical documents, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements, and more. Hiring an experienced attorney may make all the difference between winning your case and not.
What does “statute of limitations” mean?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations is three years. Do not neglect or put off filing; the sooner you act, the better. If you do not file within three years, you will be denied your right to sue. Reach out to our knowledgeable, compassionate firm for the legal assistance you need. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
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.