Halloween provides plenty of opportunity for fun. Unfortunately, it also provides plenty of opportunity for serious injury – particularly for small children. However, many accidents can be prevented when proper care is exercised.
To help keep your children safe on Halloween, AAA recommends trick-or-treaters:
- Wear reflective tape on costumes and treat buckets to ensure visibility to motorists
- Carry a flashlight for increased visibility
- Ensure costumes do not obstruct vision or provide tipping hazards
- Avoid sharp or dangerous props
- Stay on sidewalks. If no sidewalks are available, walk facing traffic, as far to the side as possible
- Look both ways before crossing a street and cross only at corners or in designated cross-walks
- Trick or treat in groups or with an adult
Parents can help their children remain safe by providing proper instruction before kids head out and making sure contact times are established and followed.
It is important to remember that even the safest trick-or-treater may face injury from a negligent driver. If your child is involved in a pedestrian accident this Halloween, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Hornbuckle Firm are here to hold the negligent party accountable and fight tooth and nail for the justice your family deserves.
If you are in need of an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney, please contact the Hornbuckle Firm for a free consultation today.
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