A brick house with a red door features steps adorned with pumpkins, gourds, and autumnal flowers. Greenery spills from window boxes above, creating a festive, fall-themed front entrance that embraces Halloween safety by keeping pathways clear of obstructions.

This Halloween, you must ensure that you keep your property safe for all who enter and exit it. If you are a homeowner, read this blog for some useful Halloween safety tips, and if you or your child is injured this Halloween, ensure you give our knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys a call. We are here to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some tips for homeowners regarding Halloween safety?

  • Make sure that your steps are stable, not defective, and cleared of all potential tripping hazards, such as decorations, flower pots, and more.
  • If you have a walkway leading up to your porch, ensure it is sufficiently lighted to children can clearly see their way around.
  • Do not put Halloween decorations in places where they pose serious tripping hazards in walkways. Additionally, if you have jack-o-lanterns with candles, do not leave them in the walkway, as if they are kicked over accidentally, they may start a fire.
  • Never hand out expired candy to trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep pets in other rooms, especially if they are aggressive or violent in any way.

What should I do if my child is hurt in an accident this Halloween?

If your child is hurt in an accident, you should do everything you can to document the accident. This means you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, notify the property owner of the accident, seek medical attention, call the police if necessary, ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information, and hire a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney.

How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in Pennsylvania?

If you are someone who is injured in an accident, you must ensure that you file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations, which in Pennsylvania, is two years. Since the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania is two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than two years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from doing so.


We understand that going through the legal system alone can be both confusing and highly stressful. That is why it is our job to help you through every step of the process ahead. For years, we have been helping clients throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas through a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more. If you need legal assistance, we are here to help. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.