PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS INCREASE ON HALLOWEEN
With so many children on the street trick or treating, it is no surprise that pedestrian accidents increase on Halloween. Matters are made worse by an increase in drunk driving, as teens and adults drive to and from Halloween parties.
According to an infographic from Safe Kids Worldwide, the number of children killed while walking doubles on Halloween compared to every other day of the year.
Safe Kids Worldwide offers the following tips:
- Parents should accompany children under 12 when trick or treating
- Walk on sidewalks, rather than in the street
- Cross at crosswalks and follow traffic signals
Of course, even the most rigid safety measures can be thwarted by a drunk or careless driver. Pedestrian accidents are often the result of drivers turning into pedestrians in crosswalks. They may also be caused by drivers pulling out of driveways and parking lots without looking and hitting pedestrians on sidewalks.
When a negligent driver causes a pedestrian accident that leads to serious injuries, the victim may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Whether you have been hurt or you are the parent of a child who was hit by a car, you should discuss the case with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will be able to review the situation and determine your options for obtaining compensation.
At Lloyd & DuPuy, we refuse to let negligent drivers walk away from pedestrians without repercussions, particularly when a child is involved. We are prepared to take immediate action in Halloween injury cases involving car crashes and other forms of negligence. We will pursue compensation to help you cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs. We offer free consultations in all cases.