Recovering Compensation After Being Involved in a Halloween Accident

Many people around the country look forward to Halloween year-round. However, when the day finally arrives, it does not always go as planned. If you or your child are injured on another person’s property, there is a very good chance you may qualify for financial compensation, which can help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

Can I sue a homeowner if my child is injured on his or her property?

This Halloween, homeowners are responsible for ensuring their driveway, porch, and yard are free of debris and all other potential safety hazards. All candlelit jack-o-lanterns must be safely displayed and out of children’s reach, all porches and railings must be secure, and every participating house must be sufficiently lit up so that all children and parents alike can see where they are walking without tripping and getting injured.

Can an attorney help me win a personal injury claim?

Attorneys specialize in gathering, assessing, and ultimately presenting evidence to provide the most convincing case possible. In other words, our firm will methodically fight, tooth-and-nail, to prove your claim. For example, an experienced attorney will use surveillance footage of the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, witness statements, and more to prove your claim.

After filing, however, it is generally best to avoid posting on social media altogether if possible. Insurance companies very often monitor all those filing a claim, and if you post anything that potentially contradicts your claim, they may use it against you, even if it is taken out of context. Do not let this happen. If you cannot resist posting, then ensure your accounts are all private, and severely limit your posting, and think twice before you post.

What does the phrase “statute of limitations” mean?

Every state has what is called a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you fail to act within the allotted period of time, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. The sooner you take action, the better. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as you reach out.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

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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