Halloween is an exciting time of year. People dress up and host parties while children run around looking for the house with the best candy. It happens on October 31st, a day in Autumn where the days are shorter and the night is dark. Halloween can be full of fun, but it comes with an increased possibility of injury that might ruin that fun.
It is important to be aware of your surroundings on Halloween. As it is coming closer to Winter, the days are shorter and it becomes dark very quickly. Some tips to ensure a safe Halloween are:
- Wear a costume that is visible to those around you.
- It is important to be able to be seen by oncoming traffic and other pedestrians. Something with bright colors is the best way to be noticeable.
- Hold the hands of any young kids you are trick or treating with.
- Not only is it important to worry about your own safety, but it is important to consider the safety of the people around you. Children can be the most vulnerable during Halloween.
- Walk facing oncoming traffic.
- Walking toward the direction of traffic ensures that you are aware of the drivers who may not be aware of you.
- Drive slowly and pay extra attention.
- Halloween brings increased foot traffic and the need to pay extra attention to trick-or-treaters crossing the street and walking from house to house.
Sometimes, due to others’ actions, injuries occur regardless of the preventative measures we take. If you or a loved one is injured due to the fault of another person, it is important to receive medical attention immediately. After receiving medical attention, you may need help navigating the legal process. If that’s the case, contact the attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. to set up a free consultation.