What Should I do if I am Injured on Another Person’s Property This Halloween?

Whether you, as a parent, or your child, as a trick-or-treater are injured in an accident on someone else’s property this Halloween, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and any other assistance you may need. Read on and speak with our experienced firm to learn more about how we can help going forward.

Are homeowners responsible for maintaining a safe property?

Homeowners must ensure their property is hazard-free, especially on a night like Halloween, where they know children and parents alike will be constantly moving up and down their driveways and porches. Homeowners are responsible for keeping well-lit driveways, grounded electronics, and for keeping all fire hazards at bay.

What is a premises liability lawsuit?

When a homeowner fails to take the necessary and reasonable safety precautions, people are very often injured as a result. If you can prove that you were injured due to a negligent homeowner in what is known as a premises liability lawsuit, you will most likely recover financial compensation.

Do I need to hire an attorney?

Attorneys are trained professionals. We have what it takes to effectively and convincingly gather, order, and present evidence to win individuals the financial compensation they need. Our firm will help you obtain surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, police reports of the incident, medical documents describing your injuries, witness testimony, and more.

Once you file your claim, it is generally seen as the best practice to avoid posting on social media until the claim is resolved. Insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts, and if you post anything that they think even slightly negates your claim, they may use it against you as evidence and deny you your compensation.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years. This means that if you were injured on a negligent homeowner’s property this Halloween, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against them. When you wait too long and neglect to file within the legally acceptable period of time, you will be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen, We are ready to get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.