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It is important to ensure that you do your part in making this Halloween accident-free. Continue reading to learn about how you can eliminate hazards and contact our firm today to speak with one of our skilled New York personal injury attorneys today.

How can a homeowner ensure their property is safe on Halloween?

With all of the mobility occurring on Halloween, many slip and fall injuries may occur. Because of this, it is important to make sure that your property is clear of hazards and all reasonable precautions are made to ensure that everyone is safe. One of the more critical steps you can take is to make sure that your driveway and walkway leading up to your front porch is well-lit. If your property is not sufficiently lit, thrilled trick-or-treaters can trip and fall on uneven parts of the driveway, or they may not be able to see safety hazards that could have been avoided with proper lighting. It is also necessary to make sure that if you have real candles in your jack-o-lanterns, that they are used in a nonflammable way and are kept out of reach for small children and a safe distance from walking paths.

How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?

You may have a valid premises liability claim if your child was injured due to a property owner’s negligence. In order to pursue legal action, there are a number of steps that you will need to take. To start, you will need to retain the services of a skilled attorney who can verify that your child was directly injured as a result of a homeowner’s negligence. It will also be helpful to use other types of evidence including photos and videos of the safety hazard, medical documents detailing the severity and origin of your child’s injuries, police reports of the incident, and more. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to get started.

What is the statute of limitations in New York?

The state of New York has a statute of limitations of three years for most personal injury claims. That means that if you wait longer than two years to file your premises liability claim, you will lose the opportunity to file entirely and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our firm is prepared to ensure that you have promptly met all of your claim’s deadlines

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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