As fun as Halloween can be for many families, it can also bring some serious injuries along with it. We wanted to cover some of the more common injuries that happen during Halloween and what you can do to keep your family safe.
Halloween is one of the top five holiday events that causes children and adults to visit the hospital. Here are some of the common injuries obtained during Halloween:
Slip And Fall Injuries:
Most Halloween activities take place during the night, making it harder to see if there’s a hole or dip on the ground. It’s also hard to see the sidewalks with crowds of people on a single street.
As a parent, you’ll want to make sure to trim the bottom of your children’s costume to a length where they are able to walk properly without tripping. We also suggest to tell your children to take off their mask until they have reached the house where they will ask for candy at.
Pedestrian and Distracted Driving Car Accidents
A person driving a vehicle might be distracted by the Halloween decorations, taking pictures or looking at the GPS on their phone. This bring an increase on pedestrians getting hit by cars while walking to the other side of the street to get candy.
The best way to stay safe from other cars is to carry a flashlight, add a reflective tape to your child’s costume or simply carry a glow stick so other drivers can see you and your family at night. An adult should accompany younger children to avoid any injuries.
Driving While Under The Influence
Remember, that it’s not only the young children celebrating Halloween. There will also be teens and adults partying for Halloween and most times, there will be alcohol involved. The people who decided to get behind the wheel while intoxicated knew that they were putting others at risk and in the event that an accident does happen, they should be held accountable.
If your friend or family member goes to a party and you know they will be drinking, please offer to pick them up to keep our streets safe. If you yourself are hosting a party, make sure to help your party guest order an Uber or Lyft to get them home safely. You can also offer your home as a place for one to spend the night to keep families on the road safe.
Read this article to learn How To Tell If A Driver Is Driving While Intoxicated.
How Can The Button Law Firm Help?
We hope you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween! In the event that an injury happens, you deserve to know your legal rights. Feel free to call our office at 214-888-2216, or simply fill out our Contact Us form if you have any questions. We also have a FREE book to download on our website that talks about personal injuries in the State of Texas: The Essential Guide For Your Texas Injury Case