Now that summer is behind us, we welcome the fall. This means things like pumpkins, leaves and, of course, Halloween. For some people, Halloween is the one time of year they can dress up and pretend to be a kid again. And, for those of you with children, it’s usually a custom to take your kids out for trick or treating. However, with Covid-19 wreaking havoc on what we used to know as normal, a lot of people will be going to Halloween parties in South Florida instead. The problem is that a lot of people can end up getting hurt at these parties. You may fall and hurt your neck or back. Or, your friend or neighbor may have a haunted house set up and you get hurt by one of their props. If this happens, you’ll need to call a good premises liability lawyer in South Florida.
Will You Have to Sue Your Friend or Neighbor?
One thing a lot of our clients ask is if they’ll have to sue their friend or neighbor for damages. Nobody wants to lose a friend over something that was an accident. The good news is that, for the most part, your claim should be paid by their insurance company. Your premises liability attorney in South Florida will work hard to negotiate a settlement of your claim so that a lawsuit isn’t necessary. But you do need to keep in mind – if this isn’t possible, you may need to file suit. Even if this happens, the property owner’s insurance company will have to defend the claim for them. Ideally, it settles, and this isn’t a concern.
What Kind of Damages Would Your South Florida Premises Liability Lawyer Demand?
If you do need to pursue a claim against the homeowner for your Halloween party mishap, your South Florida lawyer will demand damages. This may include any or all of the following:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Lost wages
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage (if any)
If you fall and get hurt at a neighbor’s house this Halloween, you should call an experienced personal injury lawyer in Florida right away. Schedule your free initial consultation. This way, you know you have someone by your side who has your best interests at heart. The consultation is free, and you don’t pay until you settle your case.