Lots of people love Halloween, but no one wants to be injured on the holiday.
With the number of kids and adults walking on and near city streets, it’s critical for drivers AND pedestrians to keep a sharp lookout for each other.
If you and or your kids are going trick-or-treating, or even if you’re just walking the neighborhood and looking at decorations and costumes, here are some tips for safety:
🎃 Make sure everyone, kids and adults alike, has a light that stays on. The more the better, but at least one or two lights so you’re visible to drivers.
🎃 Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, and keep to the side of the road if there is no sidewalk.
🎃 ALWAYS walk facing traffic (that’s actually the law, not just a tip); that way you can hopefully see cars approaching you.
🎃 Don’t use costumes that limit visibility or restrict movement: something that works for a party could be deadly on a street.
🎃 Always have an adult or two with a group of kids, no matter how old they are.
Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience with personal injury claims, including claims for pedestrian injuries. Sadly, we’ve seen lots of injuries where people failed to follow these simple safety tips and other where drivers just didn’t pay attention. If you or a loved one is injured as a pedestrian, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact us by clicking here or call us 919-348-4361 for a free consultation. Have a great holiday and be safe!