Decorations are one of the most exciting parts of Halloween. Yards are transformed into haunted houses, spooky graveyards, or other eerie venues. But between the strobe lights, lawn decorations, and artificial fog, they can also be a hazard to the little trick-or-treaters.
When anyone invites another person to their home, they owe them a “duty of care.” This is no different on Halloween. Their duty of care is to ensure the safety of their property. When someone is injured on another’s property due to a breach of this duty, the property owner can face liability for damages.
What is Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability law is a subset of personal injury law, and states that the person or entity that is responsible for injuries that another person incurs on their premises is also responsible for the damages. Not only do homeowners owe a “duty of care,” but so too do business owners and rental property owners.
Safe Decorating for Halloween
In order to prevent any injuries on your property this Halloween, here are some safety tips for decorating:
- Be sure that the walkway is clear of decorations, cords, etc. and well lit
- Block off unsafe areas and place any necessary warning signs
- Be sure that dry ice or fog machines are not pointed towards people
- Use battery-powered candles for jack-o-lanterns
- Always keep dogs inside since they may be afraid
We Can Help
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call Cariati Law today at 905-629-8040 for a free consultation about your case.
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