As the leaves changes and we start to lose daylight, the nights and days become progressively cooler and children and adults alike revel in the one-day a year where they can dress up in silly, sexy, or grotesque costumes and have a few treats. Unfortunately, not every Halloween story ends well, if you watch the news, you have likely heard stories of drunk driving accidents, costumes catching fire or other injuries occurring during All Hallows Eve. As Greenville MS injury attorneys, we’ve seen more than a few Halloween injury clients, which is why we hope you follow the following tips so you can stay safe this Halloween weekend.
- Carry a Flashlight: Residential streets without street lights can be very dark at night, which could make it hard for a driver to see you on the road. If you are out trick or treating with your family, make sure, you take a flashlight. Flashlights can also help prevent a slip and fall accidents caused by broken pumpkin remnants or other lawn decorations.
- Don’t Drink and Drive: If you decide to drink on Halloween night, make sure you have a sober driver to take you home. Drinking and driving could result in serious injury or death, as well as heavy fines and possible civil lawsuits.
- Don’t Use Candles in Pumpkins: Unfortunately, manufacturers looking to save a couple bucks have started using cheap, flammable, fabrics and materials for children’s costumes. Skip the real flames and consider purchasing LED flameless candles to put inside your pumpkins. They may not be as inexpensive as candles, but they could save your neighbors from a trip to the ER.
Injured during Halloween?
If you or someone you know was injured during Halloween, contact Harris Law Firm, PLLC to speak with a skilled Greenville MS injury lawyer. Since 1981, our firm has been protecting the rights of Greenville, MS citizens injured by a negligent third party.