Halloween can be an exciting and fun day for people of all ages, but it is important to talk to your kids about safe behavior to help guard against accidents and ensure a good time is had by all. According to SafeKids.Org, twice as many child pedestrians are killed on Halloween night compared to any other day of the year. Much of this, of course, has to do with children trick-or-treating after dark. You can help protect your children by:
- Providing supervision for smaller kids
- Putting reflective tape on costumes and trick-or-treat bags
- Instructing your children to stay on sidewalks in well-lit areas
- Making sure kids use cross-walks and traffic signals to cross the street
These steps can help prevent your child from being involved in a pedestrian accident this Halloween. Driving slowly and paying extra attention when you are in a residential area or around children will help prevent your harming a pedestrian as well. Both of these things are essential for a safe, happy, and enjoyable Halloween.
Your behaviors can go a long way in preventing an accident, but when others fail to behave responsibly and you or your children are harmed as a result, the Omaha personal injury attorneys at Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht can help. We can get to work on your case right away and are prepared to take it as far as needed to help you get the full compensation you deserve. Please contact us online or call 402-371-4300 and schedule a consultation today. We have offices in Omaha and Norfolk to better serve people living throughout Nebraska.