Today is Halloween! Children all over the country have been looking forward to this day and it’s finally here. Just don’t let all the excitement and sugar go straight to your head. After all, Halloween is one of the deadliest holidays of the year. Did you know that children have a greater chance of being injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year? Below are some tips on how to stay safe on the spookiest night of the year.
On Halloween, there will be plenty of children in costumes wandering the streets in search of sugary treats. The biggest threat to your safety on Halloween are the cars on the road. It is imperative to be alert when traversing the neighborhood. Nearly 60% of accidents on Halloween take place between 5 PM and 9 PM. Most of these accidents are caused by drivers ages 15-25. On average, children ages 12-15 are most likely to get injured by a car. If drivers and pedestrians alike pay attention to their surroundings, they could bring the fatality number down to zero.
If you go trick-or-treating at night, be sure to bring a flashlight with you. Not only will it light the way, but it will prevent you from tripping on the sidewalk. If you do experience a trip and fall on Halloween, the experienced attorneys are here to help establish your case. Walking in lit areas can also reduce the risk of an accident.
Trick-or-treating on Halloween means walking from house to house for any number of hours. Make sure your child’s costume and shoes fit properly. An ill-fitting costume could cause a trip and fall accident.
Never go trick-or-treating alone. Children should always be accompanied by an adult. After all, we don’t want any little ghouls or goblins to get lost!
If your Halloween ends with an injury, we are here to help. To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your injury truly warrants, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.