Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween
Although pedestrian accidents happen every day in the United States, the risk is much greater on Halloween than any other night of the year. When millions of children and their caregivers go trick-or-treating on Halloween – usually between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – they are at serious risk of an accident. Fortunately as a parent, there are ways you can take action to ensure your child is safer on Halloween.
Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate reality on Halloween and every other day of the year. However, drivers should take the proper precautions in order to do their best to prevent these types of accidents. If they fail to do this and cause you or someone you love harm, they may be financially responsible for the related expenses and losses. For more information, contact the Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 and schedule a free consultation.
Staying Safe on Halloween
Statistics from Safe Kids USA report that children are twice more likely to be killed while walking on Halloween than any other night of the year. In fact, from 2002 to 2006, an estimated 2.2 children were killed in pedestrian accidents on Halloween compared to one child fatality every other night over the course of the rest of the year. You and your child can stay safe on Halloween and the rest of the year by following these tips:
- Use crosswalks at all times when walking through neighborhoods
- Walk with your children at all times
- Talk with your local police department about the safest neighborhoods or about neighborhoods without heavy traffic
- Do not let your kids wear all black costumes
- Put reflectors on your kid’s costume or give them a flashlight or even glow sticks so cars can see them at night
Suffering an injury in a pedestrian accident can be very damaging to your life. Talk to a Nashville car accident lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to find out what legal options are available to you and your family.