Mt. Juliet and Lebanon TN

It won’t be much longer until the trick-or-treaters pour into the neighborhoods in the hope of filling their bags full of candy. Children of all ages partake in this festive activity every year around this time. As a homeowner, you could be liable if an accident occurs on your property. Your Nashville accident lawyer at the Law Office of Yancy Belcher wants to help you limit your liability with these trick-or-treat tips.

While we don’t want to scare anyone into banning trick-or-treaters from their property, we just want Nashville homeowners to reduce the risk of accidents occurring on their property, and advise you on what to do should this occur.

  1. Take a walk around your property to look for anything that could cause someone to trip and fall or hit their head. Pay close attention to your driveway or any walkways. If you have objects in the way that can easily be moved, temporarily relocate them to an area where trick-or-treaters will not be walking. While an unmaintained landscape and overgrown trees may add to the spooky appeal this holiday, it may only bring about hazards for those stepping foot on your property. Make sure any low hanging tree branches or overgrown plants are trimmed back to avoid hitting anyone in the head or causing a tripping hazard.
  2. Light up your driveway and walkway with plenty of lights. Avoid using strobe lights or flashing lights as this can temporarily impair someone’s eyesight, causing them to trip and fall or otherwise get hurt. Consider installing motion lights if you don’t want to leave outside lights on for a prolonged period of time.
  3. Avoid fog makers as this only makes it difficult for people to see where they are walking. Plus, fog makers have been known to cause asthma attacks. Just avoid the risk!
  4. Avoid pranking people, even though it may seem fun at the thoughts of it. Pretending to chase someone with a chainsaw while wearing a scary mask only startles people and causes them to run away, which could result in an accident.
  5. Keep your dogs or other pets that aren’t used to others put up inside or in another room. Don’t allow pets to greet anyone at the door, even if your fur baby seems to like everyone that they meet. You never know how your dog or even cat might react to a stranger, especially one wearing a mask.
  6. Encourage responsible driving if you are hosting an adult party that will have alcoholic drinks served. Make sure no one attempts to drive if he or she have been drinking. Only designated drivers should drive. Otherwise, if someone gets involved in an automobile crash and has been drinking, you could be liable since you provided the alcohol on your property.

Personal Injury Attorney in Nashville

To learn more about personal injuries in Mt. Juliet or the greater Nashville area, please contact the Law Office of Yancy Belcher by calling (615) 773-2889 to schedule a free consultation.

The Law Office of Yancy Belcher is proud to serve clients in Hermitage, Lebanon, and Mt. Juliet, TN.


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