Halloween is an exciting day filled with parties, decorations, costumes, and of course, trick or treating. If you are expecting trick-or-treaters this Halloween, it is important to be prepared for them and to ensure your property is safe. To learn more about premises liability claims on Halloween, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury lawyer for assistance.
Here are some questions you may have about premises liability claims:
How can I make my property safe for trick-or-treaters?
This Halloween, it is important that you ensure that your property is safe for any potential trick-or-treaters. This means making sure that the steps leading up to your front door are functional and not defective. It also means ensuring that your steps are free of any safety hazards and your walkways, stairs, and porch are all well-lit. It is also important to be sure that your Halloween decorations are carefully placed to ensure no one slips or trips on them.
What should I do if my child gets hurt on someone else’s property?
If you or your child is injured on another person’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. In order to prove your claim, you will have to begin gathering evidence as soon as possible. Evidence you should collect includes photos of the safety hazards that led to your accident, the contact information of any witnesses, the police report, and medical documents from your medical treatment. Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Toronto?
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Toronto is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent property owner. Failure to file your claim within this period of time may result in you being time-barred from suing. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our personal injury lawyer today. Our firm is prepared to assist you with your claim when you are ready. Pick up the phone today to learn more about our services and how we can help.