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Staying Safe on Halloween

Image of small children tricker treating in New Jersey

Halloween can be a magical time of year, with everyone getting into the spirit of the fall season. However, during all of the commotion, it’s important to ensure that you and your family remain safe on Halloween night. As your trusted New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers, all of us at Maggiano Law want you to have a fun, safe evening this year, so we decided to share a few tips with you. Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat Safety

Trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition enjoyed by children all over the country every year, but it’s also the time when we see many injuries due to poor planning. Luckily, with just a bit of preparation, chances are everyone will have a safe and fun night together.  Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your kids stay safe this year:

  • Make sure that they know to look both ways carefully before crossing the street.
  • Always remember: walk, don’t run!
  • Kids (and adults) should walk on the sidewalk whenever possible.
  • Make sure that small children are supervised by an adult at all times.
  • If possible, decorate costumes with bright, reflective colors that can be easily seen by passing cars.

If for any reason someone is involved in an injury, especially kids, give us a call today. At Maggiano DiGirolamo and Lizzi, our goal is to help you pursue justice if you experience a holiday injury. Reach out to us to set up a free consultation.

Driving Tips for Halloween

When driving around this Halloween, there are a few things you can do to ensure the safety of everyone around you. For one, it’s a good idea to slow down, especially in residential areas. Thousands of kids are likely to be out roaming the streets, and many of them may be in dark outfits that easily blend into the backdrop of the night.

Always enter and exit driveways very cautiously, especially when in reverse. Kids are unpredictable and may jump out when you least expect them to. Eliminate any distractions within your car that could prevent you from paying attention to your surroundings. If you are going to any Halloween parties that night, either have a designated driver or refrain from consuming any alcohol. Getting behind the wheel after drinking puts everyone around you in danger.

Remember that the most popular trick-or-treating hours are usually from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, so be extra cautious during this window of activity!

Halloween Safety Is No Laughing Matter!

Keeping our children safe on Halloween is something we take very seriously here at Maggiano DiGirolamo and Lizzi. If you or someone you know was involved in a holiday accident, it makes sense to reach out to a New Jersey injury attorney today. We’ll help you review the details of the accident, as well as all of your legal options for moving forward. From all of us at Maggiano Law, we wish you and your family a spooky, safe and fun Halloween!