Halloween is a time where both children and adults celebrate by dressing up in costumes and attending parties. However, there is also a dangerous element to this holiday that warrants discussion. For the past two decades, Halloween has been the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrian fatalities. Many of these deaths were entirely preventable. Here are some helpful tips for staying safe on Halloween:
- Carefully plan your route. If you are taking your child trick-or-treating, then you should go to neighborhoods that are well-lit and heavily populated. By doing so, you can keep better track of your child and ensure that other drivers are on high alert.
- Follow traffic signals. When walking across an intersection or crosswalk, you should always wait to proceed until given the go ahead. You should also look both ways and listen for oncoming cars before crossing. This will help you avoid a collision with a distracted driver.
- Choose your costume wisely. There are two things you should consider when choosing a costume for Halloween. First, pick a reflective fabric or bright color, helping you remain visible to drivers when walking down the street or sidewalk. Second, make sure that your costume fits properly. If your costume is too big, then you are increasing your odds of tripping and becoming involved in an incident.
- Avoid drinking and driving. Alcohol is served at the majority of Halloween parties catered to adults. If you choose to drink, then please refrain from getting behind the wheel. Take advantage of ridesharing applications like Uber and Lyft, instead of potentially putting yourself and others in danger.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys for Help After an Accident on Halloween
Whether you are a young child or grown adult celebrating Halloween, there is always the potential for a mishap. If you are suffering from injuries after an accident, then an attorney in Newport will help you file a claim against the negligent party. Contact Myers & Ball, LLP today at (423)248-1023 for a free consultation. You can also take advantage of our online contact form and tell us about your particular situation.