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kids in costumes running October 7, 2020

Common Halloween Injuries

Halloween is all about spooky fun, but it’s also a holiday that is closely associated with some very serious accidents, including pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and car accidents predicated on impairment. When you head out this All Hallows’ Eve, make safety your top priority.

 

Halloween epitomizes the pleasures of fall, and few things are more fun than watching kids gleefully run from house to house collecting candy – in adorable costumes, no less. The fact is, however, that Halloween is also closely associated with some serious accidents and attendant injuries. If you or your child is injured in an accident this Halloween, consult with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer.

Setting the Scene

If you think about it, Halloween is a bit of setup when it comes to potential accidents. Consider all of the following:

 

  • Small children and their parents set out at dusk to travel up and down and across streets while wearing masks and restrictive costumes.
  • Teens and tweens head out in groups to do who knows what.
  • Adults get in on the good-time vibe and have plenty of parties of their own.

 

All told, this can add up to a recipe for accidents.

Common Accidents and Injuries

Halloween begets increased numbers of pedestrians who are intent on going from door to door and who may not be focusing as closely on safety as they should be. Because it’s also beginning to get dark so much earlier, these pedestrians are harder to see. Further, motorists are often in a hurry to get their kids where they need to be and/or to attend their own Halloween events. When you add this all up, it equals increased pedestrian accidents, which are some of the most dangerous traffic accidents out there. Pedestrian accidents can lead to extremely serious injuries, including:

 

 

When large numbers of people set out on foot to walk around in the dark along sidewalks covered with Halloween-inspired decorations, dangerous slip and fall accidents become that much more likely. Slip and falls accidents are the leading cause of hip fractures, which are extremely painful injuries that are very slow to heal. Head injuries are also closely related.

 

Finally, when you have adults getting together for Halloween bashes of their own, it typically means that there are more impaired drivers on our roads and more traffic accidents as a result. Car crashes can lead to any number of serious injuries – many of them life-threatening.

An Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

Halloween is nothing if not fun, but when accidents happen, they can be tragic. If someone else’s negligence leaves you or your child injured this Halloween, the dedicated Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Breeden Malpractice & Injury Law have the experience, commitment, and resources to help. Our legal team is on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (702) 819-7770 to schedule a free consultation today.

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