Tips To Avoid Accidents While Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

Halloween is tomorrow night, and that means children dressed as ghouls, ghosts, and other creatures of the night will be walking along the streets and roads of our neighborhoods in search of candy. That’s why our Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind citizens to be extra vigilant to help avoid collisions.

It’s estimated that two times as many children are struck by motor vehicles on Halloween as compared to any other night of the year. So, here are a few tips to help you and your loved ones avoid an accident:

  • Be visible– Utilize glow-in-the-dark or reflective materials in costumes when possible. You can also simply place reflective tape on a costume. Carrying a flashlight is another great way to be seen by others.
  • Obey traffic laws– Trick-or-Treaters should remember to always use sidewalks when and where they are available. Children under 12-years-old should never cross the street alone. Crossing the street should also be done at a crosswalk or major intersection. Pedestrians should also remember to wait for traffic signals to turn in their favor.
  • Avoid the roads– Another way to avoid the dangers of walking on Halloween night is to attend an event. The Tribune Star offers some great ideas on family friendly and adult events you could consider going to.

Helping the citizens of Terre Haute avoid accidents is our mission here at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. We hope these tips help you to have a fun and safe Halloween!

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

    *You agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy, and you are providing consent to receive communications including calls, emails, and texts.