Close-up of a small orange pumpkin with a dried, brown leaf resting against it, set on a background of green grass with dew drops. The photo is taken outdoors and captures the autumnal theme with natural light illuminating the pumpkin and surroundings—a perfect setting to highlight Halloween-related injury precautions.

While Halloween is all about having fun–as well as a few good-natured scares–it can quickly turn into a real scare if you or a loved one is injured on another person’s property. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you must read on to learn more about potentially recovering the compensation you now need.

Are homeowners responsible for trick-or-treaters’ safety?

Yes, they are. This Halloween, homeowners must take various safety precautions to ensure the safety of all who come onto the property. This means using tealights instead of real candles in jack-o-lanterns to prevent accidental fires, installing and using sufficient lighting–especially if you have either a gravel driveway or a driveway with lots of potholes. You should also ensure your porch, railings, and steps are all stable. If you are a homeowner and someone is injured because you failed to take proper safety precautions, you may be held liable for an accident.

Am I allowed to sue if my child is injured on a homeowner’s property?

Fortunately, you can. If you or your child is injured on another person’s property due to their negligence, you may file a premises liability lawsuit against them. However, you will need an attorney to proceed, as premises liability cases are not always easy to win.

How do I prove a homeowner’s negligence?

To prove a homeowner’s negligence, your attorney will use photographic or video evidence of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports documenting the incident, witness testimony, medical documents, and more. We are trained in establishing and presenting evidence. If you think you have a valid claim, then you must not make the mistake of not hiring an attorney. Our firm will fight for your rights.

What is the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years, meaning you have two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against a negligent party. When you reach out to our firm, we will begin the claims process immediately. If you wait longer than two years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to help.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.