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Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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Premises liability and the always-popular Halloween holiday

Halloween is the only day of the year when complete strangers are generally welcome to knock on their neighbor's doors. It is a much-loved holiday in Florida, made better by the mild weather. If asked, most parents would say that car accidents represent the biggest danger to young trick-or-treaters, but there are other risks inherent to the Halloween holiday.

Premises liability issues can come into play if children or adults suffer injuries while out in the neighborhood. We have found that many parents do not consider Halloween a risky endeavor, but we want you to know about the dangers you and your children might face while on another person's property.

  • Animals: Dogs and other pets may represent a bite or attack danger to trick-or-treaters.
  • Decorations: Unsecured or dangerous Halloween decorations may cause injuries of they fall or malfunction when a child is near.
  • Poor lighting: Many homeowners like to dim the lights and set a spooky scene, but this could lead to you or your child tripping, slipping or falling.
  • Open flames: From creepy jack-o-lanterns to candles, open flames are common on Halloween.
  • Pools: In places where it is warm enough to host Halloween parties outside, an open or unsupervised pool could present drowning dangers.
  • Poor maintenance: Property that is in general disrepair can also be dangerous. Examples include rotting steps, loose handrails and other unsafe conditions.

We want all of Florida's children to have a fun Halloween, but we also want them to remain injury-free. If you or your child does suffer an injury on someone's property, we urge you to check out the premises liability resources on our website. We wish all of our Pensacola neighbors a safe and happy Halloween.

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Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A. 201 N. Palafox Street 2nd Floor Pensacola, FL 32502 Toll Free: 888-414-1326 Phone: 850-696-0314 Fax: 850-438-0575 Pensacola Law Office

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