Halloween is a festive time of year, filled with spooky costumes, haunted houses, and lots of delicious candy. But homeowners shouldn’t forget the responsibility posed on them from this holiday’s tradition. All those ghosts and goblins coming to your door can be a real treat, but the trick could be on you without proper safety measures. Your primary concern should be the trick-or-treating kids and their safety. If, after efforts to maintain a safe property, a child is injured, you may be held liable for these injuries, if your negligence was a cause of the injury. Consider this scenario. Emily, your eight-year-old neighbor cuts across your front lawn and trips – maybe on leaves, or her own feet. It’s unclear, because it’s dark outside. She falls and breaks her arm. Are you liable? Will you have to cover her hospital bills? Are you covered? What if the pumpkin on your porch gets knocked over and pumpkin goo spews out causing a little one to slip and fall?
In both scenarios, you may be held liable because in the eyes of the law, Emily is not competent because she is a child. Homeowners must take every precaution to keep children from getting hurt. Because she is a child, the burden would be on you to prove you weren’t negligent. According to a recent safety article, homeowners face many liability and security issues on Halloween. Halloween night poses a great many risks for homeowners; check your property. Are there any potential dangers for kids? Is there enough light? Is the porch clean or debris? Are there property defects that could cause a trip or slip? Is your homeowners insurance up-to-date?
Opening your home, even if it’s just your front porch, to the public leaves you vulnerable to all kinds of claims and lawsuits.
In determining a property owner’s “reasonableness,” the law concentrates on whether the owner makes regular and thorough efforts to keep the property safe and clean. It considers whether or not the property owner took precautions to make the property safe. Premises Liability is the law that governs slip and fall accidents and determines who is at fault for them. Slip and fall accidents frequently cause significant injuries. Many of these injuries are serious and require significant medical attention and treatment. An attorney can help determine whether those responsible are liable for damages. Lawsuit Financial has relationships with many fine attorneys who specialize in this area of the law; we can refer you to a specialist in your neighborhood. It sometimes surprises people to know that a slip and fall can result in serious injury or death; the victim is often entitled to substantial damages if they can withstand the rigors of the litigation process.
Unfortunately, when you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it often takes far too long to achieve a settlement; these cases are usually highly contested on both damages and liability. It is difficult to wait months, sometimes years, to get the settlement you deserve. Lawsuit Financial levels the playing field by advancing cash to cover a plaintiff’s pressing financial needs. We understand the financial strains associated with a lawsuit; bills must still be paid and sometimes it is more difficult if there are additional burdens due to medical treatment, being out of work, or possible funeral expenses. We provide you with the lawsuit cash you need to while your case is in progress so you won’t feel pressure to accept a low settlement offer. Contact us online or call 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) to discuss case financing for your slip-and-fall case. And remember, if you lose your case, you owe us nothing.