Halloween is Coming – Know the Risks

Halloween is Coming – Know the Risks

One of the highlights of fall for people of all ages is celebrating Halloween. Though Halloween might look a little different in 2020, many families will find ways to dress up and enjoy the festivities. These often include walking around decorated neighborhoods, going to parties, eating candy, watching scary movies, and having a few adult beverages.

Halloween should be a time of enjoyment, but many people have their holiday disrupted by a serious injury to someone in their family. There are many ways that injuries can happen on Halloween, and you should know the risks to prevent accidents whenever possible. However, sometimes, you cannot prevent an injury, and you should discuss the matter with a personal injury lawyer in Greensboro right away.

The following are some common Halloween accidents that might lead to a personal injury claim:

  • Tripping and falling on a costume or decorations on sidewalks or stairs
  • Falling and being injured by a dangerous costume accessory, such as a fake weapon
  • Being involved in a pedestrian accident
  • Being involved in a crash caused by a drunk driver

Traffic accidents are particularly common on Halloween, as there is an increase in pedestrians – often during the evening commute – as well as an increase in intoxicated driving.

Many parties can be responsible for Halloween injuries, including drivers, companies, property owners, and more. The right attorney can advise you who might be liable for the injuries you or your child sustained on Halloween.

Discuss Your Options with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Greensboro

The legal team of Ben F. Windham, P.C., hopes that everyone stays safe and injury-free on Halloween. However, if you or a loved one sustains injuries and you think someone else is at fault, a Greensboro personal injury attorney can help. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free case evaluation today.