Halloween Injuries Are Not a Treat

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween injuries can surely dampen one of the most exciting days and nights of the year, for children and parents alike.  Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to the National Safety Council’s website. Certainly, this statistic is scarier than any other Halloween costume that I have ever seen.

But the risks of Halloween injuries to not end with pedestrian accidents.  Trick-or-treaters can also get hurt on the job – the job of collecting candy.  For instance, kids or parents can be injured by tripping over Halloween decorations, a garden hose or on dilapidated front steps.  The homeowner’s dog can get loose and mistake a child for an intruder.  Or, what could possibly go wrong if the child is dressed up as a cat?  Also, what about those people that have elaborate displays?  With such, children can be at risk of getting burned or electrocuted. 

Halloween is not just for kids.  Halloween is a big-time party occasion for adults.  Hence, a lot of drinking.  When drinking is involved, it is not surprising that injuries can result.  Consequently, people get hurt in motor vehicle accidents, fights, falls, and by the bad judgement and actions of their drunken, fellow partygoers. 

All of us at Wiley & Lavender wish you and your family a fun and safe Halloween.  However, we are here to help if something goes wrong.  For more information, please email me at larry@wileylavender.com.