Halloween can bring out the most exciting activities. From carving pumpkins
and costume parties to trick or treating and haunted houses, it can be
one of the most exciting nights in fall. If you and your family choose
to participate in the festivities, it is important that you consider and
practice safety precautions to avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents.
To help, we have listed a few ways you can help your family avoid some
common Halloween accidents.
Pedestrian Accidents - Pedestrian accidents have become increasingly common on Halloween nights.
This is because many children and families are out walking around the
neighborhood trick-or-treating. To keep yourself and your children safe,
stay in designated walking areas such as crosswalks, sidewalks, walking
bridges, and walkways. Also be sure to carry a flashlight or wear reflective
clothing to make yourself more visible. Always supervise children and
make sure they understand the rules of the road as pedestrians.
Drunk Driving Accidents – Unfortunately, drunk drivers are common on the roads on nights
like Halloween. This is because many people attend costume parties and
other festivities where alcohol is available. To keep your family safe
from a drunk driving accident, be vigilant when on the road. If your family
plans to trick-or-treat, keep an eye out for reckless or careless drivers
when crossing the streets or walking on sidewalks near busy roads.
- Burn Injuries - Burn injuries are quite common on Halloween due to the
countless number of candles and jack-o-lanterns lit during that evening.
Make sure to tell your children to refrain from walking near or touching
hot or flaming products. If you plan to light candles in front of your
own house, make sure to supervise the area at all times.
If you or a loved one are harmed in a preventable accident, including Halloween-related
accidents, contact our Clearwater personal injury attorneys at Roman &
Gaynor immediately. Our team is committed to providing clients with aggressive
and experienced representation. We work hard to help our clients recover
maximum compensation for any physical harms, emotional distresses, and
lost wages incurred in preventable accidents.
Our legal team wishes everyone a Happy Halloween, and encourage you and
yours to make safety a priority with whatever you may do! If you have
questions about your legal rights following an accident,
contact us for a free consultation.