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Halloween is one of the most festive days of the year, though if your child is injured in an accident, it can take a turn for the worst. Here are some of the questions you may have about recovering financial compensation:

What should homeowners do to accident-proof their houses this Halloween?

Homeowners are responsible for taking several safety measures before trick-or-treaters arrive. For example, homeowners must ensure they clear all debris off their walkway, front steps, and porch to avoid trip-and-fall accidents. Additionally, homeowners should ensure their property is well-lit so all children can easily distinguish a clear path to your doorstep. If your child was injured due to a careless homeowner, continue reading to learn more about what you can do.

Can I sue someone if my child was injured on their property?

Fortunately, in most cases, with the help of a skilled attorney, you can. However, you must ensure you hire an attorney who is capable of satisfying the burden proof. Insurance companies will not simply take your word for it if you tell them your child was injured, so you need an attorney who is capable of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that your child was injured as a direct result of a negligent property owner in what is known as a premises liability lawsuit.

Do I need to hire an attorney for a personal injury claim?

Our attorneys are trained and conditioned from experience, to gather and present all evidence needed to prove personal injury claims. When you hire our firm, you know that you will have years of legal experience fighting on your side. Our attorneys, for example, will use security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, eyewitness statements, and more, to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time individuals have from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent homeowner. If your child was injured this Halloween, you will have two years from today to file a claim. The sooner you file, the better, and if you neglect to file within the allotted timeframe, you will be denied financial compensation altogether. Do not let this happen–simply reach out to our firm. We are ready to get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.

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