Beware: Accidents can prove to be deadly during Halloween

Whether you are dressing up, going out or staying in to watch scary movies, chances are you have something planned for Halloween. Whatever your plans involve, you should be aware of the risk of serious or fatal accidents that exists around this holiday.

Three types of accidents can be especially common during Halloween, so it can be crucial to be aware of these potential hazards.

Pedestrian accidents

Kids and adults can be in danger of being struck by a car when they are walking on sidewalks or crossing the street.

Make sure you and your children wear reflective clothing, stay alert and obey traffic signs and laws. Failure to do these things can make it difficult for a motorist to see and avoid hitting you.

Drunk driving accidents

During any holiday, people might be more likely to go out and drink on nights when they normally wouldn’t. And because Halloween is on a weekday this year, people might be more tempted to drive home after drinking rather than leave their car or stay somewhere overnight.

If you are going to drink, do not drive, and if you spot a driver who may be impaired, try to steer clear and call the authorities.

Slip-and-fall accidents

Groups of kids can be walking door-to-door wearing masks, carrying big bags of candy and navigating spooky walkways. Any of these things could spell disaster if a child slips or trips and gets injured.

Parents should keep this in mind when examining a child’s costume, and homeowners would be wise to ensure their property is safe for visitors and free from obstructions.

Stay safe and protect yourself this Halloween

These are just a few tips that can make the difference between getting in an accident and getting home safely on Halloween; this article provides other helpful tips as well.

If you or your child do get into a serious accident on Halloween, it is important that you talk to an attorney about your options for filing a legal claim. The damages suffered in any one of these accidents can be very scary, but with the help of an experienced attorney, you can secure the compensation you deserve and focus on your recovery.

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