Both parents and kids alike look forward to Halloween. Kids pick out their costumes and get to attend parties and collect candy while trick-or-treating. However, the number of Halloween injuries to children also increases on Halloween, as there are many risks specific to this particular holiday.
There are substantially more pedestrians in many neighborhoods on Halloween. Drivers should be extra careful when this is the case, though they can be distracted and hit kids who are out trick-or-treating. Parents can work to keep their kids safe with the following tips:
- Walk to all the houses on one side of the street first and then the other to minimize crossing the street
- Wear reflective clothing
- Carry a flashlight
- Always accompany children
Even with these precautions, accidents and injuries can still happen.
Trips and Falls
Many people put out decorations for Halloween that can be intruding into walkways or on stairs and porches. These can often result in people tripping over the decor and falling down. Children can also trip if their costumes include long skirts, capes, or robes they are not used to wearing. When they fall, they can hurt themselves more if any of their costume accessories – such as fake knives or swords – are not made safe enough for children.
Drunk Driving Crashes
Adults like to celebrate Halloween, as well, and the holidays always mean more drunk drivers on the road. Drunk drivers can increase traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and more.
Don’t Wait to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer In Upland, CA
If someone suffered injuries on Halloween, The Law Offices of Brian Brandt is ready to help. Our Upland personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. Call 800.983.4467 or contact us online for help today.