Fall is a special season in North Dakota, and Halloween is a time during which families bond while celebrating the annual harvest. While Halloween activities are fun for all ages, they also pose risks of bodily injury to both children and adults. Pedestrian injuries, automobile accidents, and falls are all common during Halloween.
Halloween can be a dangerous holiday, and the personal injury attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one suffered an injury on Halloween. If a negligent driver or another party injured you, we can determine who should be held liable for damages. If you need legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Some of the most common injuries that occur on Halloween are discussed below.
Causes of Injuries on Halloween
While the following accidents and injuries can happen at any time, they can be particularly common on Halloween.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Drunk drivers are a major risk on the roads on Halloween. While children are often focused on candy, adults might attend parties and drive home after drinking. This can cause serious injuries to other motorists on the road.
Pedestrian accidents often occur on Halloween when unsuspecting drivers do not see children who are trick-or-treating. Pedestrian accidents may also occur in busy parking lots during Halloween carnivals or trunk-or-treat events. If you are trick-or-treating with children, you should use reflective tape, flashlights, or glow sticks to prevent pedestrian accidents on Halloween. However, even with all the proper safety measures, a distracted or otherwise negligent driver can still hit a pedestrian.
In these cases, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you determine which parties may be liable for your damages.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Many injuries occur on Halloween due to children and adults slipping on costumes or decor while walking or running. While spooky decorations can be festive, trick-or-treaters or party-goers can trip or slip on items on the ground, possibly resulting in serious injuries. Spinal cord injuries, fractured bones, and traumatic brain injuries are some of the common injuries suffered by slip and fall accident victims.
If you fell and were injured while trick-or-treating with your children, then you need to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about the theories of liability that may apply to your case. You or your child may have been injured while on the property of a homeowner or business entity that could be liable for your losses.
Contact a Fargo Personal Injury Attorney
The personal injury lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys are here to offer their skill and experience to all victims who may have suffered serious bodily injury on Halloween. Contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, Tim O’Keeffe, Tatum O’Brien, or Sara Monson by email, or call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys at 701-235-8000 or toll-free 877-235-8002.