What Precautions Should a Homeowner Take on Halloween?

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As Halloween is quickly approaching, it is important that you are a prepared homeowner to ensure that the day is accident-free. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more.

How can a homeowner ensure their property is safe on Halloween?

Unfortunately, many slip and fall injuries can occur on Halloween. That is why it is important to ensure that your property is clear of all hazards and reasonable precautions are taken to ensure that everyone is safe. One of the most significant steps you can take is to make sure that your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch is well-lit. If your driveway is not sufficiently lit, excited trick-or-treaters can trip and fall on imperfect parts of the driveway, or they may not be able to see safety hazards that could have been avoided with proper lighting. Additionally, you should make sure that if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, that they are used in a safe manner and are kept out of reach for small children, and are placed at a safe distance from walking paths.

How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?

You may be entitled to financial compensation if your child was injured due to a property owner’s negligence. To explore legal action, there are many steps that you will need to take. To start, you should retain the services of a seasoned premises liability attorney that can prove that your child was directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence. It is also critical to have evidence including photos and videos of the safety hazard, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your child’s injuries, police reports of the incident, and more to increase the chances of having a successful legal claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

You will need to file your premises liability claim within New Jersey’s statute of limitations if you or your child were injured on Halloween. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New Jersey is two years for most personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your personal injury claim within two years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve. Our firm is committed to ensuring that your claim is promptly filed.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.