Trick-or-Treating Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many kids around the country. With friends, costumes, and candy, what’s not to love? When done safely, Halloween can be a fun time for making memories and getting some sweet treats.

However, the painful reality is that Halloween can also be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common on Halloween night. If your child was injured in a pedestrian accident on Halloween, our compassionate attorneys can help make things right.

Kids in Costumes at Night

trick or treat pedestrian accidentWhenever children are playing outside of the house with friends, good parents tell them to be careful and teach them how to safely cross the street. On Halloween, because of the excitement of the night, kids sometimes forget what they have learned and can end up in dangerous situations while partaking in festivities.

What makes matters worse is that trick-or-treating is a nighttime activity. When you combine kids running around their neighborhoods (some in dark costumes) with the darkness of night, the result is an increased likelihood of pedestrian accidents involving children.

Reckless and Impaired Driving

Another factor that contributes to the uptick in child pedestrian accidents on Halloween is drunk driving. While kids are out trick-or-treating, many adults go to Halloween parties where alcohol is served.

While there is nothing wrong with adults celebrating any holiday with alcohol, it becomes a problem when they choose to get behind the while of a car after doing so.

When you combine kids running around in the road at night in dark costumes, with an increased number of drunk drivers on the road, it spells trouble. Any parent whose child suffers injuries in a pedestrian accident while trick-or-treating should reach out to the reputable lawyers of Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. for help with holding the at-fault driver accountable.

What to Do if Your Child Was Harmed in a Pedestrian Accident while Trick-or-Treating

If the unthinkable happened to your family this Halloween, we at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. are here to help. Like with any auto accident involving pedestrians, there may be legal avenues available to you so you can seek damages and at least some measure of justice.

While it can be hard to imagine seeking legal counsel during a tragedy, it can be helpful to have a legal team on your side to handle legal proceedings for you. Even if the driver in question was not charged with a crime or found guilty, civil litigation is still often a viable option for alleviating the financial burden imposed by such accidents.

At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we have years of experience representing families who have been rocked by tragedy. We know how to handle your case to give you the best chance possible of receiving compensation for the loss or injury of a loved one.

If you are thinking about taking the next step, consider filling out our confidential and free case evaluation form. Our team of personal injury experts will examine the facts of your case and let you know if we think we can help you get the justice your family deserves.