by Michael TarioOctober 16, 2017 Personal Injury Attorney Blog Bellingham0 comments
Premises Liability: Decorate Yard for Halloween
Halloween decorations are a great part of the fun of celebrating the holiday. Kids and adults alike delight in the houses that put in the effort to transform their yards into a spooky graveyard or haunted house. If not done with safety in mind, however, strobe lights, artificial fog and decorations stuck into the grass can act as obstacles that equal trip and fall hazards. When a property owner invites trick-or-treaters or other guests to their home they owe them a “duty of care.” If a person is injured on another’s property because the “duty of care” was breached, a property owner may face a premises liability lawsuit to cover damages.