The Halloween holiday is enjoyed by many as a time for some spooky celebrations,
trick-or-treating, and other festive traditions. Because this involves
so many people out celebrating, it’s important to be sure to follow
these important general safety principles to prevent any major injuries
Keeping Yourself Safe
A lot of Halloween parties often involve alcohol. If you choose to partake
in these adult beverages, or know ahead of time that you plan on partaking,
be sure to plan for your transportation. Do not drink and drive. Streets
are often packed with pedestrians, including lots of children. Driving
while intoxicated is not only illegal, but extremely dangerous not only
for your safety but the safety of others.
If you plan on taking your children around trick-or-treating, be sure to
stick to neighborhoods and away from major streets as much as possible.
You never know who may be intoxicated behind the wheel, and with more
traffic and higher speeds, these roads can be extremely dangerous. Also,
be sure to stay in well-lit areas and only go to homes you know to be
safe. Once you return from your excursion, inspect your kids’ candy
haul before allowing them to dig in. Immediately dispose of anything that
looks as though it may have been opened or otherwise tampered with.
Keeping Others Safe
As a homeowner, you are required to guarantee at least a certain level
of safety to people who come on to your property; failing to do so can
make you liable for damages should someone get injured while on your premises.
If you have any pets, be sure that you properly restrain them so that
they cannot reach any visitors and possibly attack them. Also, if you
have any property features that could cause an injury, such as an open
trench or maybe an easily-accessible swimming pool, be sure to secure
them to the best of your ability or place some form of indicator, warning
potential visitors as to the presence of the danger. This can help visitors
to avoid potentially serious injury as a result of one of these features.
If you are injured over this Halloween holiday, don’t settle for
the consequences without first contacting the experienced team of Durham
personal injury attorneys at
Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau. We have earned numerous accolades for our representation services and
client dedication, including an AV® Preeminent™ rating from
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