Keep the Ow out of Your Halloween
Fall is typically a time for family gatherings and spending time with the kids. This fall, it’s up to you to keep the “ow” out of your Halloween. You can take several protective measures to reduce the risk of injury to you and your children, whether you are out trick-or-treating or at home having fun with family. In case an accident occurs, top injury lawyers, like those at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, are always available to provide you with the legal advice you need.
Any type of injury can be traumatizing, especially if it involves one of your children. There are many things you can do, however, to help avoid accidents or at least dramatically reduce your risk of injury. Taking the right precautions will help keep your family safe and out of harm’s way. If an accident does occur, our top injury lawyers can provide you with sound legal advice that will help take action. For now, try to adhere to the following Halloween safety tips.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Always be aware of your surroundings, be vigilant, and drive slowly. If you are driving through a neighborhood during the usual “trick-or-treat” times, remember that children will be present.
If you are walking, watch out for traffic and only cross the street at a designated crosswalk. It’s easier to prevent an accident if you use properly marked paths. Doing so makes it easier for vehicles to see you and may give them more time to react. As a pedestrian, always be aware of the street names and landmarks that you can use to identify your location.
Maintain Your Field of Vision
If you are out trick-or-treating with the kids, choose costumes that don’t have masks. Use non-toxic makeup instead. Doing so will help you and your children maintain your field of vision so that you can see potential hazards like obstacles, vehicles, other trick-or-treaters, and objects.
It is also a good idea to carry a small flashlight or LED light once the sun begins to set. This not only makes you more visible to others, it will also help illuminate your path so you can identify any potential hazards.
Wear Bright Colors
Whether you are wearing a costume or not, make sure your clothing has bright colors. Bright colors are more easily seen and will often reflect light more than dark colors that tend to absorb light. Wear something white if possible and avoid wearing all black or dark colors. As sunset approaches it could be almost impossible for pedestrians or motorists to see you if you’re blending in with the darkness.
You can also attach reflective strips to wristbands, shoes, hats, or bags. The most important thing is to make yourself as visible as possible whether you are on the sidewalk or crossing the street.
Hire Top Injury Lawyers to Help You
If you are involved in an accident this Halloween, don’t wait! Call Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys right away! As one of the top injury lawyers in Louisiana, we are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
You can contact our office by calling (504) 345-1111 any time of the day or night. We have staff waiting by the phones 24 hours a day, so there is always someone available to answer your call.
If you prefer, you can visit our office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our website also has a Live Chat feature that allows you to contact us at your convenience. We offer free consultations and don’t charge a fee unless we come out successful in your case.
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