Can I Sue if My Child is Injured While Trick-or-Treating in Connecticut?

When parents take their kids trick-or-treating, they expect it to be a memorable experience. However, it is possible for a child to become injured on another person’s property if the grounds are not taken care of by the owner. In the event of this, kids can fall and injure themselves. In these situations, it is important to know that parents can pursue legal action on behalf of their child. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for help with your case.

How Can Property Owners Keep Their Grounds Safe?

Connecticut property owners are legally required to take care of their grounds. This is so that it does not cause harm to others. This is especially so on Halloween due to the fact that there are many children coming on and off the property all night. A property owner can make sure their grounds are safe by taking care of any potential hazards and making sure there is adequate lighting so children can see where they are going. The failure to do so can result in accidents that could have otherwise been avoided.

Can I Sue a Homeowner for Injuries?

When an accident happens due to the negligence of a property owner and causes harm to a child, parents can pursue legal action against the negligent party. In order to have a successful lawsuit, they are required to prove the property owner was negligent and this behavior directly caused the child’s injuries. This can be done by gathering evidence such as pictures of the hazard, medical documentation of the injuries, police reports, witness statements, and more.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Connecticut?

If your child was injured due to the negligence of a property owner and you wish to pursue legal action, it is important that you do not wait too long to do so. This is because there is a deadline in place, known as the statute of limitations, when filing a personal injury claim. Failing to meet this deadline can result in the loss of your chance to recover compensation on behalf of your child. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury.

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Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.

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