My Child Has Been Injured on Another Party’s Property This Halloween | What Now?

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Halloween is not complete without trick-or-treaters. If you are expecting to hand out candy this Halloween, it is important to be prepared. To learn more about ensuring your property is safe and the potential for premises liability claims this Halloween, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney for assistance.

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

Your property must be safe this Halloween if you are expecting trick-or-treaters. To do so, you must ensure that your front steps are functional and not defective. You must also ensure that your steps are free of any safety hazards. It is important that you ensure your walkways, porch, and stairs are all well-lit. Finally, be sure that your Halloween decorations are placed carefully to avoid any slips and falls.

What should I do if my child gets hurt on someone else’s property?

You may have a valid premises liability claim if you or your child has been injured on another person’s property due to their negligence. You will have to gather evidence immediately to prove your claim. Evidence should include the following:

  • Photos of the safety hazards that led to your accident
  • Contact information of any witnesses
  • Police report
  • Medical documents from your medical treatment.

Finally, you should retain the services of a skilled personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you or your child deserves.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years in Maryland, meaning that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file your claim. This time period is important to understand because if you fail to file your claim within three years, you will risk being permanently time-barred from suing. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To begin this process immediately, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today. Our legal team is prepared to walk you through the claims filing process when you are ready. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Pick up the phone today to schedule your initial consultation.

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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.