Halloween is probably something your kids have been looking forward to all year, so you want to make sure that you’re making this holiday as safe for them as you can. And if you are not with any kids on trick-or-treating duty this year, then you have to watch out as you navigate your neighborhood. If someone does get injured, a Middlesex County, NJ car accident attorney from our firm may be able to help.
How Can I Drive More Safely On Halloween?
If you are driving around your neighborhood on Halloween you must take special care to keep everyone around you safe. Slow down and look out for dark costumes, kids who suddenly dart out into the darkness, and any other obstacles that could pop up. If you can avoid driving around at night once trick-or-treating has really gotten into full swing, that might be a good idea.
What Should I Look Out For When Walking With My Kids on Halloween?
If you are trick-or-treating with your kids this Halloween, it’s important to keep your wits about you. Stay off the smartphone and keep an eye on your surroundings. You want to look out for:
- Speeding drivers
- Overzealous kids who could run into the road without looking
- Cars backing out of driveways
- Potential tripping hazards on lawns and driveways, like bikes, hoses, or sporting equipment
If you pay attention and tell your children to do the same, most potential hazards can be spotted long before they cause an injury.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
If someone does get injured, you may want to file a personal injury suit. You are not required to have a lawyer, but having an experienced legal professional on your side can be quite beneficial. Your attorney will:
Gather evidence and build a case: If can be hard to prove someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one harm. A seasoned lawyer knows how to build a compelling case that shows why you deserve compensation.
Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing: The other side might try to blame the accident on you. If you are found to be partly to blame for the accident, that can reduce your award.
Handle all communications for you: You do not have to talk to other lawyers, insurance companies, or anyone else involved in the case. You can just focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
Calculate fair compensation: Your lawyer will also look at the injuries suffered and how it’s going to affect the lives of you and your loved ones. Then they will calculate a fair compensation offer that will help make up for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Schedule Your Consultation
So if you are thinking about moving forward with any kind of personal injury case, contact Stathis & Leonardis. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about how our lawyers can be of assistance.