What Should I do if my Child Was Injured This Halloween?

Halloween is one of the most fun, most unifying holidays of the year. However, if your child was injured on Halloween night, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of his or her medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you and your child are in this unlucky situation, you cannot afford to wait–read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about your legal options going forward:

Do property owners need to make sure their property is safe?

On Halloween night, homeowners are responsible for ensuring they have taken all necessary safety precautions before trick-or-treaters arrive. This means clearing all safety hazards from walkways, steps, and porches, as well as keeping a well-lit driveway and taking any other precautions necessary for his or her individual property.

Am I allowed to sue if my child is injured on another person’s property?

Fortunately, you are allowed to sue a property owner through a premises liability lawsuit. However, you will need a knowledgeable attorney on your side to win. Insurance companies will very often do whatever they can to deny clients the compensation they truly need, so if your child was injured this Halloween, you must hire an attorney who can prove that the injuries sustained were undeniably due to another party’s negligence.

Do I need an attorney to help me win a personal injury claim?

An experienced attorney is well-educated and trained in collecting, examining, and presenting evidence in the most persuasive way possible. Our attorneys will seek to obtain security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports of the incident, medical documentation, eyewitness testimony, and more.

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

The phrase “statute of limitations” simply refers to the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. The statute of limitations is three years in New York, so you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim. However, the sooner you file, the better. Those who do not file within the 3-year timeframe will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to help you.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.