Halloween is a fun holiday for all ages, but it also presents an increased
risk in injury due to the nature of traditional celebrations as well as
the festive atmosphere. Take a moment to check out these Halloweed Safety
Tips from the injury lawyers at our firm. They might just save you a from
a ghastly accident!
Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween Night
Children love Halloween because they can bring home giant hauls of delicious,
cavity-inducing sweets. However, kids are often unaware of some of the
potential dangers that could arise from their activities. To minimize
the chance of an accident resulting in an injury, be sure to keep your
trick-or-treating activities to low-risk areas, including well-lit neighborhoods.
Stay away from main roads to reduce the chance of encountering an intoxicated
driver. Make sure that your kids know to follow these rules if you’re
not going to be trick-or-treating with them.
When they return, be sure to check over your kids’ candy haul for
any potentially unsafe sweets. Immediately throw away anything that appears
to have been opened or tampered with. While your young ones may not agree
with this safety precaution, opened candy could potentially be contaminated
and cause serious health issues.
Keep Kids On Your Property Safe
As a homeowner, you should anticipate that trick-or-treating kids will
be coming onto your property, so you should make the necessary efforts
to prepare. If you have any dangerous features on your property, such
as exposed tree roots in walking areas or a rusty fence that kids must
walk through, you should either attempt to repair them as much as possible
or place signs warning of their presence to help people avoid them.
If you are planning on consuming alcohol at a party, be sure to plan your
method of transportation ahead of time. Halloween always leads to an increase
of potentially-intoxicated drivers on the roads, and thus, a rise in alcohol-related
accidents. Combined with loads of extra pedestrians, the chances of a
potentially tragic accident rises significantly.
Either be sure to travel with a designated driver, or secure a ride both
to and from the site of your party from either a taxi or rideshare service.
Never get behind the wheel if you are intoxicated!
If you or a loved one sustains an injury this Halloween, be sure to review
your legal options with the assistance of a West Palm Beach personal injury
attorney as soon as possible. At the
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., our team of skilled attorneys can help you pursue compensation for injuries
sustained as a result of the negligence of another.
Contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. at 561.600.5605 for a free consultation!