How to Protect Yourself from a Premises Liability Claim this Halloween

If you are expecting to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, it is important to understand the reality of property safety and the potential of being caught in a premises liability claim if you do not ensure your property is safe. Continue reading to learn how you can prepare for Halloween this year to ensure your trick-or-treaters are kept safe. Reach out to our Maryland personal injury firm to discover how we can assist you.

How can I make my property safe for trick-or-treaters?

Your property must be safe this Halloween if you are expecting trick-or-treaters. This means that you must ensure that the front steps of your home and functional and not defective. You should also ensure that your steps, porch, and walkways are all well-lit and free of any safety hazards that may lead to slips, trips, and falls.  Finally, it is important that you place your Halloween decorations to ensure they do not cause a hazard.

What should I do if my child gets hurt on someone else’s property?

If you or your child has been injured on someone else’s property this Halloween, there is a good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim. To prove that your injuries were sustained due to negligence, it is important that you collect as much evidence of the accident as you can. The following pieces of evidence will support your claim:

  • Witnesses’ contact information
  • Police report
  • Documentation from medical treatment
  • Photos and videos of the hazards that led to your accident

Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. Your attorney will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. They will also be able to collect further evidence to support your claim.

What is the statute of limitations premises liability claims in Maryland?

In Maryland, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent property owner who is responsible for causing your accident and injuries. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started as soon as possible, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to learn how we can assist you with your upcoming claim. Our legal team will work to recover the compensation you require to heal.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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