Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners in Texas
Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, especially if you have children. That being said, as a homeowner, you must do your party to ensure the safety of all trick-or-treaters this year. Please continue reading to learn more about tips for Halloween safety for homeowners and contact our Texas personal injury attorney if you or your child are wrongly injured in an accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How can I ensure my property is safe for trick-or-treaters?
There are several steps all property owners should take this Halloween, including the following:
- Ensure all walkways are well-lighted.
- Do not put Halloween decorations in walkways where trick-or-treaters may trip over them.
- Do not give out stale or expired candy.
- Ensure your front porch steps are sturdy and fully functional. The same goes for railings.
- If you have jack-o-lanterns with real candles in them, ensure that they are out of the way so that they won’t start a fire if accidentally knocked over.
- Remove flower pots and other potential safety hazards from stairs.
- If you have a pet, ensure it is kept in the other room, especially if your pet is aggressive.
What should I do if my child is hurt on someone else’s property this Halloween?
If your child is hurt on someone else’s property, you should notify the property owner, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, ask any witnesses for their contact information, ensure your child receives immediate medical treatment, and retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to sue a property owner for an injury in Texas?
If your child is injured on someone else’s property this Halloween, you will have to file your premises liability claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, under most circumstances, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. That being said, it is generally best to bring your claim to our attention as soon as possible, for if you want past the two-year mark to sue, you will most likely be permanently barred from doing so.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.