However you may choose to celebrate the Halloween holiday this year, it
is important to make sure you do everything in your power to make sure
you and those around you can also celebrate safely. There are a few ways
in which you can do this, and we will discuss them here on this blog.
Don’t Drink and Drive
It’s probably true that you hear this tip constantly, but it nonetheless
holds particularly true for Halloween night. Not only is driving while
under the influence illegal, but it could result in serious injuries to
you or one of the increased pedestrians that are out walking around on
this evening. If you know you will be consuming alcohol at a party, be
sure to plan ahead and either travel with a designated driver or get a
ride from a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft. The cost of the fare
is a small price to pay compared to a drunk driving arrest, or worse,
an accident caused by intoxication.
When out trick-or-treating, be sure to use common sense and teach your
children to do the same. Follow and enforce general rules, such as looking
both ways before crossing any streets, staying in well-lit areas, and
only going to houses that you trust. Likewise, stay away from major roads.
Because Halloween usually leads to a rise in the previously-discussed
intoxicated drivers, staying away from streets with more car traffic will
improve your odds of not coming across one.
Prepare for Visitors
If you are hosting a party or will be having trick-or-treaters coming to
your door, do your best to prepare for them by securing all potential
hazards you may have on your property. For example, if you have a swimming
pool, be sure to close and lock the gate surrounding it to prevent any
young ones from accidentally falling in. For things which you cannot fix,
be sure to place some sort of indication, such as a sign or light to warn
those visiting your property of its presence. This can help prevent injury
and reduce your liability if something happens.
If you or a loved one are injured over this Halloween holiday, do not hesitate
to review your options with the skilled Bay Area personal injury attorneys at
Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. Our team has taken more than 250 cases to jury trial, and is unafraid
to take whatever route necessary to stand up for your rights and justly-owed
Call Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. today at 922-523-7468 to schedule a
free consultation and begin pursuing the financial relief you need after you have been injured.