Higher Chance of Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween
Pedestrian accidents are, sadly, a part of everyday life in the U.S. In fact, statistics report an estimated 70,000 people were injured and over 4,200 died from pedestrian accidents in 2010. However, the risk of a pedestrian accident is much higher on Halloween night – more specifically, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – than any other night of the year.
As a parent, there are ways you can ensure your child’s safety while trick-or-treating so he or she can avoid a potentially life-altering accident. To learn more about how you can recover financial compensation following an accident with a reckless motorist, contact a San Diego personal injury lawyer of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 and schedule a free consultation.
How to Stay Safe on Halloween
The statistics regarding pedestrian accidents on Halloween are actually quite alarming. Children are twice as likely to die in a pedestrian accident on Halloween night than any other night of the year. In order to prevent your child from being involved in an accident on Halloween, make sure to consider the following:
- Never let your children trick-or-treat without adult supervision
- Always use crosswalks and sidewalks as much as possible
- Make your child’s mask doesn’t block his or her peripheral vision
- Learn the high traffic areas and avoid them if possible
- Give your children flashlights or glows sticks to carry with them
- If your child’s costume is dark-colored, put reflective tape on it to warn cars of his or her presence.
When your child or someone you love in harmed in a pedestrian accident, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 to find out how you may be eligible to pursue compensation and justice for the undue pain and suffering that the negligent party caused.