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

Trick-or-treating is a staple for Halloween celebrations every year. If you are expecting trick-or-treaters or if you are taking your children out for trick-or-treating rounds this year, continue reading to learn how you can prepare your property for visitors and to learn the steps you can take if your child is injured on another person’s property. If you require assistance with an upcoming claim, look no further than our experienced personal injury legal team. We are here to help.

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

Your property should be prepared for trick-or-treaters this Halloween. To ensure your property is safe, you must take the following precautionary steps:

  • Ensure that your front steps are not defective in any way
  • Ensure your walkways, porch, and steps and all well-lit and without safety hazards
  • Ensure any Halloween decorations are placed carefully to be sure no one can slip or trip on them

What should I do if my child is injured on someone else’s property?

This Halloween, if you or your child is injured on another party’s property due to negligence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. To prove this claim, it is best to gather the following pieces of evidence to support your claim:

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

It is also important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. An attorney will also be able to gather further evidence to support your claim.

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

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania is generally two years. This means that, after the date of your accident, you will have two years to file a premises liability claim in Pennsylvania. Failure to file your claim within this period of time can result in you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To avoid this, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to jumpstart the claims filing process. Our legal team is prepared to walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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