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Halloween is one of the most fun, highly-anticipated holidays of the year, and as a homeowner, it is your duty to ensure that all trick-or-treaters who enter your property are safe. Please continue reading for some useful Halloween safety tips for homeowners and reach out to our New Jersey personal injury attorneys if you or your child are injured due to another party’s negligence this Halloween. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Homeowner Tips for Halloween Safety

If you are a homeowner, it is your job to ensure that your property is safe for all who enter. Some of the precautions you should take this Halloween are as follows:

  • Keep all pets in separate rooms, especially if they are aggressive.
  • Ensure walkways are well-lit and clear of any potential safety hazards.
  • Ensure your front porch, steps, and railings are all secure.
  • Do not keep jack-o-lanterns with real candles anywhere trick-or-treaters may accidentally knock them over, as this can cause a serious fire.
  • Do not give out expired or stale candy.

What should I do if I or my child are injured this Halloween?

If you or your child are injured this Halloween, you should first notify the property owner of the accident. You should then ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information. You should also take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused the accident and seek medical treatment immediately. Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.

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

If you are injured on someone else’s property in New Jersey, you will have to file your premises liability claim within the state’s statute of limitations, which is the timeframe by which all the wrongly injured have to file claims against others. Thes statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help as soon as you bring your case to our attention.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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