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Beware the Dangers of Halloween

Published on October 14th, 2021

Halloween is a favorite amongst kids and adults alike, however, it is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Millions and millions of kids will be out on the streets in search of the best treats and coolest tricks, and many will be involved in unnecessary accidents that cause injuries.

Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, from our Chicago accident attorneys to our Waukegan personal injury lawyers, the personal injury law firm of Shea Law Group is here to help you with anyone involved in a Halloween accident.

Halloween Statistics

You may be shocked to learn that Halloween is statistically one of the deadliest days of every year, and is always one of the deadliest days for child pedestrian fatalities.

Here are some other shocking statistics involving Halloween:

  • Upwards of 70% of parents do not accompany their children when trick-or-treating
  • More than 60% of children do not carry a source of light while out trick-or-treating
  • Nearly 4,000 Halloween-related injuries occur every year in the U.S.
  • Nearly 15% of children under the age of 6 trick or treat alone
  • Drivers aged 18-25 account for ~33% of fatal Halloween auto accidents
  • Over 50% of fatal car accident victims involve drugs or alcohol

Be smart this Halloween. If you are able, go trick-or-treating with your children to help ensure their safety. Do not drink and drive.

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident case or injured and in need of medical care, please contact our law office ASAP. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Call today for your free consultation.

Common Accidents on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year. From the festive decorations to the costumes and candy, there is something for everyone.

However, there are also an exorbitant amount of danger on this night. Here are some of the most common forms of accidents seen on October 31:

  • Drunk Driving Accidents – For adults, Halloween is less about the candy, and more about the parties. The majority of these parties involve alcohol, and unfortunately, many people decide to drive home from these parties while drunk.
  • Pedestrian Accidents – With such a large number of children and adults walking the streets, there is always a heightened number of pedestrian accidents and injuries on Halloween.
  • Slip-And-Fall Accidents – Costumes tend to decrease visibility or maneuverability, making it easier for the wearer to slip, trip, or fall down and injure themselves.
  • Burn Injuries – Whether it be by malfunctioning costumes, decorations, or house fires, burn injuries are another common occurrence on October 31.

Take extra precautions on Halloween to ensure the safety of you and everyone around you.

Contact Shea Law Group Today

Whether you have a Halloween personal injury case, need a Joliet car accident lawyer, or were involved in a medical malpractice suit, Shea Lawe Group can help you!

Call today to set up your free consultation. We will help you get a favorable settlement or take the case to court, if need be, and get you the compensation you deserve.

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