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Staying Safe as a Pedestrian on Halloween

Tens of thousands of pedestrians are injured and killed every year across the United States in accidents with motor vehicles. In fact, statistics report that a pedestrian is injured in an accident every eight minutes and killed in an accident every 111 minutes. One of the most dangerous nights for pedestrians every year is Halloween. With children and other people walking through neighborhoods in sometimes all black costumes and disregarding crosswalks, the chance of a pedestrian accident on Halloween is almost twice that of any other night.

With this high risk of an accident on Halloween, it is important that parents take action to ensure their children are safe. Unfortunately, many drivers still act recklessly and negligently, putting innocent lives at risk. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Louisville personal injury lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm today at 502-584-5050.

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Compared with one pedestrian fatality every other day throughout the year, statistics estimate 2.2 child fatalities in pedestrian accidents on Halloween. Some ways to stay safe on Halloween while trick-or-treating include the following:

  • Keep your child’s costumes bright
  • Put reflectors on your children (especially if the costume is dark)
  • Give your children glow sticks or flashlights so motorists can see them
  • Use crosswalks at all times and do not jaywalk

Despite the many precautions you and your children take, if a driver acts recklessly, they may cause an accident. In such a situation, the driver should be held responsible for the ensuing repercussions.

Contact Us

At the Sampson Law Firm, we are committed to helping our clients take legal action against the reckless driver who caused them or a loved one harm. Call a Louisville personal injury lawyer at 502-584-5050 if you or a loved one has been injured due to a negligent motorist.

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